Aiming at a better understanding of how research supports practice of users of English as an Additional Language, we invite submissions from journal publishers, editors and reviewers, authors and translators, teachers, materials writers and course designers for English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP); and scholars within humanities and social science fields (e.g., applied linguistics). We invite proposals engaging all topics related to scholarly research production and dissemination, such as:

  • Academic publishing issues (e.g., advantages and limitations of open-access vs. commercial publishers; predatory journals and publishers)
  • The geopolitics of academic writing (e.g. dominance of English, epistemicide, English as a Lingua Franca)
  • Academic ethics from a cross-cultural perspective (e.g., plagiarism and academic integrity)
  • The process of writing for publication
  • Translation and editing in the academic context
  • Assessing and teaching English for research and publication purposes
  • Peer-review in intercultural and multilingual contexts
  • Pedagogies for supporting plurilingual scholars’ research writing
  • National / institutional policies in the knowledge economy
  • Multimodal and digital writing practices
  • Bi/Multi/Pluriliteracies
  • Pandemic-related issues in research production
  • Spatializing research production
  • ERPP as a “field”
  • Raciolinguistics and knowledge production
  • Epistemologies of the South
  • Institutional initiatives/policies/practices designed to support academic scholars and publication
  • Technological innovation in ERPP

While welcoming proposals on all topics related to scholarly writing for publication, we are inspired by recent statements advocating for the need to support and amplify knowledge production and dissemination in languages other than English (Navarro et al., 2022). Though the focus is on plurilingual scholars’ (and those who support them) writing for publication in English, our conference is officially a plurilingual space, where proposals may be submitted (and talks delivered) in either Spanish or English (or both!). Further we welcome presentations that address not only issues related to English, but all languages of publication and presentation. 

During the conference, we hope to inspire debate about ramifications of the hegemonic role of English in the publishing landscape (including the role of PRISEAL in challenging / maintaining this hegemony) via presentations and roundtable discussions that address questions such as

  • What are the ethics of supporting and promoting English language knowledge production versus other languages?
  • What are some viable strategies for challenging hegemonic / dominant ways of knowing, doing, and being in our field?
  • How might our field attend to recent arguments for recognizing and respecting epistemologies of “the South”? 

Finally, in addition to the topics above, PRISEAL V is dedicated to better understanding and responding to our communities’ needs and desires, reflecting upon the pertinent questions, such as:

  • How can PRISEAL connect with and advance debates around equity in other fields (e.g., decolonial and indigenous studies)?
  • How can PRISEAL help shape research and practice in writing for scholarly publication going forward?
  • What is the role of PRISEAL in advocating for linguistic equity?
  • What should the role of PRISEAL be moving forward? Is it time for PRISEAL to change its name? 
  • How might we best support researchers and pedagogues in our community? How might we connect with larger organizations and special interest groups (e.g., AILA-REN)? How might we chart research and practice in varying global locales? 

PRISEAL V specifically seeks contributions from both established and emerging scholars from a range of geolinguistic locales! 



Our conference will be held in hybrid mode. Events will be held in person on campus at the Universidad de La Laguna, but we will offer presenters and audience members the opportunity to present and attend remotely, as well. Universidad de La Laguna’s available technology will allow us to use Google Meet as a platform to connect with remote participants; to livestream all presentations; and to project the Google Meet space in our meeting room so in-person participants can see and hear remote presentations.

Health and safety note

We will be following local public health guidelines regarding protection against COVID 19 (and other respiratory illnesses) and the event will be organized in the safest way possible. We will update this information closer to the time of the conference as we release the Programme.