Proposals for papers would be most welcome for volume 12 (2015) of ESP Across Cultures. The deadline for submitting an abstract of 250-300 words is 31 March 2014, with delivery of the completed paper by 30 September 2014.

Abstracts, papers and enquiries regarding the volume should be sent by e-mail to the Editor Christopher Williams: christopher.williams@unifg.it

As from volume 11 (2014) ESP Across Cultures will be freely accessible online and there will no longer be a paper copy.

Free accessibility of the journal online will considerably enhance its visibility and impact factor. The Associazione Italiana di Anglistica (the Italian Association of English Studies) has given an 'A' rating to ESP Across Cultures among academic journals in the field of English studies. According to Italy's National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research (ANVUR), out of a total of 450 academic journals in which scholars in Italy have published their works in English language and translation studies between 2002 and 2010, ESP Across Cultures ranks 10th in terms of the number of contributions, even though it only began publishing in 2004.

Since there will be no charge for online access, the costs of running the journal will be borne by the contributors themselves. Contributors will be asked to pay a fee for their contribution to be published only if it is deemed worthy of publication by the referees following the double-blind reviewing process.

Payment will range between a minimum of 210 euros and a maximum 300 euros, on the basis of the GDP ranking of the country of affiliation according to the Global Finance website (http://www.gfmag.com/tools/global-database/economic-data/11934-richest-p...) as follows:

  • Country ranking 1st to 50th: 300 euros
  • Country ranking 51st to 100th: 270 euros
  • Country ranking 101st to 150th: 240 euros
  • Country ranking from 151st onwards: 210 euros.

In the case of a paper written by two or more contributors coming from different affiliations, only the ranking of the country with the lower GDP will be taken into consideration.

Payment is to be made per contribution irrespective of the number of contributors. In other words, a single-authored contribution and a co-authored contribution have the same cost.

Naturally, no charge will be made for any contribution that is not considered worthy of publication.