Introducing SKRIB, an international peer-reviewed, open access journal that facilitates intercultural dialogue around the development of writing programming and pedagogy in post-secondary institutions of higher learning around the world.

Developed by an international group of founding editors in response to the largely unidirectional flow of writing centre & composition program models outward from the United States, SKRIB calls for examinations of:

  • in-country development and operation of writing programs and pedagogy;
  • writing programs & pedagogy as cultural artifacts; cultural framings & histories of writing, rhetoric and their teaching;
  • the past, present, and future of Western (especially US) linguistic, epistemic, institutional hegemonic forces;
  • English as a commodity and colonizing force.

SKRIB invites critical approaches to scholarship that foreground relevant issues of colonialism, globalism, capitalism and neoliberalism, racism, ableism, as well as issues relating to patriarchy and gender inequality.

SKRIB is now accepting submissions to its inaugural issue, which will be published on a continuous basis over the course of 2022.

As an inaugural issue, we are looking to SKRIB’s mission as a guide for submissions as well as explorations of different understandings of critical sustainability in writing programmes and writing centres.

Critical sustainability is an emerging interdisciplinary concept that brings environment, ecology, politics, and sociality into conversation. According to Rose and Cacheline (2018) socio- cultural approaches to critical sustainability call for system reformation through praxis that “undermines, subverts, and offers alternatives to existing systems” (p. 519). Ferreira (2017) centres critical consciousness development in this work, encouraging practices that acknowledge authoritarian socio-cultural tendencies and underpinnings. We invite authors to engage with this interdisciplinary concept to take a critical approach to the study of writing programmes and writing centres in local, transnational, and global contexts.

Please review author guidelines for information about journal sections as well as house style.

Join the SKRIB community! Serve as a peer reviewer and/or translator. We are looking to build a multilingual and international list of peer reviewers and translators, so please spread this invitation far and wide!

Interested translators, reviewers, and contributors can contact the journal editors at skribjournal@gmail.com.

In eager anticipation of your submissions,

Stevie Bell and Brian Hotson,

SKRIB Co-editors-in-Chief

Download a copy of the call here.

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