Academic Authors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses donations to offer 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.
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? 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.
In addition to publishing support, Academic Authors also has a shared House of Studies residence in Washington, DC, four blocks from the main campus of Georgetown University. Through donations it is able to offset some costs for global scholars who live there and do research at Georgetown and other Washington-based research institutions. One of the scholars Carole Sargent mentored via AuthorAID is a World Bank fellow, and has visited Carole at Georgetown University. The house hosts two scholars, one from Spain and another from South Korea.