Academic Authors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses donations to offer free support for scholars whose voices need to be heard. They live in Latin America, Africa, central and eastern Europe, Southeast and South Asia, and under-served communities in the United States.
Two donation opportunities. We are raising $1,500 for a woman scholar in Nigeria who completed her PhD, and is beginning to publish research in the United States. We also seek $7,500 toward the loan payments of a researcher from India who studies global health, and whose birth into a caste known as Dalit (formerly called untouchable) has sparked his activism for peace and justice. Their stories will be posted soon.
All peer-reviewed journals and university presses would like to publish a wider array of voices. But how does an emerging scholar, or even an established one, who is in a developing or war-torn country or who does not have access to consistent resources for scholarly conversation, produce written research in English that will connect at the highest level in the U.S.? How can you overcome differences in argument style, rhetorical norms, and other gaps that make global English so different around the world? This isn't just about getting people published. It is about bringing essential voices to the table from around the world who will only be heard if they are published in specific venues such as top academic journals and university presses.
My Academic Authors board consists of editors from many of the highest-ranking peer-reviewed academic journals, librarians at research universities, and well-published faculty members. Academic Authors supports the work of AuthorAid, Scholars at Risk, and Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Higher Education at the Margins, among other groups.
If you would like to work with Academic Authors at no charge, then please register for mentoring through AuthorAid, www.authoraid.info. You may request to work with me through their system, and I will receive your request personally. Through AuthorAid I have worked with with individuals, groups, institutions, and also academic journals and book publishers. One of the African scholars I mentored via AuthorAID is now a World Bank fellow, and visits me at Georgetown University.