The Experiences and Practices of Mexican Novice Scholars in Writing for Scholarly Publication: A Mixed Methods Research Inquiry

Given global competitiveness for quality research articulated through scholarly publication, this study examines (I) the challenges faced by Mexican novice scholars in writing for scholarly publication in academic journals, and (2) the ways in which these novice scholars are supported in Mexican academic context and by expert members of their academic community in communicating their work through scholarly publication. Two overarching questions frame the study: What challenges do Mexican novice scholars face in writing for scholarly publication? How do they acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for scholarly publication? This study has important implications for policy-making and instructional planning in Mexican academic context. Knowledge produced will (a) provide further understanding of writing for publication practices of Mexican novice scholars, (b) contribute to understanding the nature of challenges presented in their scholarly publishing, (c) provide information for the betterment of mentorship and support mechanisms for their writing for scholarly publication, and (d) contribute to the knowledge base about best practices to strengthen Mexican novice scholars' socialization in global scholarly communities.

Pejman Habibie
Superviseur universitaire: 
Dr. Shelley Taylor
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Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico