Academic Authors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses donations to fund free support for scholars whose voices need to be heard living in Africa, central and eastern Europe, Southeast and South Asia, and under-served communities in the United States. I will always make key materials for scholarly publishing available without charge on this website, and I am in the process of creating a library of globally available free advising via video, webinar, Skype, and Zoom. Soon any scholar anywhere in the world will be able to learn to publish a peer-reviewed article or university press book here at no cost.
WHY THIS GLOBAL MISSION? 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 does one overcome differences in argument style, rhetorical norms, and other gaps that make global English so different around the world? 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. I personally vet scholarly articles and then pass the very best of them on to editors from my board who will review them and guide scholars the rest of the way. Academic Authors supports the work of AuthorAid, Scholars at Risk and Jesuit Refugee Services.