Where is a good place to find calls for papers?

Here’s another answer salvaged from the academia.edu Q&A section. This was asked by a user of that site, who listed Anthropology and Middle East Studies as her interests, but I think that the answer is also relevant to people working in language education and applied linguistics.

Where is a good place to find calls for papers? I’ve never been published before…

My original answer was as follows:

That would depend on your discipline. A good starting point, judging by your listed interests, might be h-net. The major journals in each field often publish calls for papers as well, and academic societies usually have mailing lists that you can join.

Some additional options you might explore include the following:

  • For people whose interests are closer to linguistics, the Linguist List directory of upcoming conferences and publications is an invaluable resource.
  • I also post information about any conferences that is forwarded to me (usually Applied Linguistics and ELT/TESOL related) in this blog.
  • The Language Teacher Education Researcher Network (LANTERN) at the University of Manchester also post interesting calls for papers, and are well worth adding to your bookmarks or RSS feed.

If anyone can think of any other useful resource, I’d appreciate reading about it in the comments. Also feel free to share this post with anyone who might potentially be interested using the social sharing buttons below.

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