Letter to Our Readers

Dear Colleagues:

We are taking this opportunity to present to you the inaugural issue of The 21st Century Text, an online journal focusing on innovations in text preparation, language, and publishing, and the dynamics of international English.

Intended to enrich writers, editors, and publishing professionals—as well as teachers and students of English—The 21st Century Text is a publication for practitioners interested in honing their existing skills and acquiring new ones. We aim to impart practical knowledge essential for professional participation in what is being heralded as New Publishing, the emerging reality where digitization, evolving writer-editor-publisher relationships, and changing economic models offer unprecedented possibilities for text preparation and publication.

The journal reports on:

  • English as a global language
  • Usage-based grammar and English vernaculars
  • New tools for language analysis, such as corpus analysis
  • Editorial scholarship and research
  • The impact of new models of publishing, marketing, and distribution.

The theme of our opening issue is “The Impact of Digitization on Text Preparation.” The subject is central to our journal’s mission: Charting change and continuity in research, writing, editing, and publishing as applied to both print formats and digital environments.

The editors invite contributions (see Submission Guidelines) from scholars, writers, editors, researchers, and other specialists whose insights will enhance the capacity of readers to contend with the changing landscape of text preparation and publishing. Queries and other communications should be directed to the editors at newpublishing@dyellin.ac.il.

The 21st Century Text is prepared and published by the faculty and students of the Text and Publishing Studies program, David Yellin College of Education, Jerusalem, Israel.

Wishing you a rewarding read,

The Faculty Editors

Dr. Yosef Gotlieb

Dr. Susan Holzman

Ms. Robin Miller

Dr. Jen Sundick

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