Making Scholarship Meaningful

Equitable Terms of Exchange in (Transnational) Publication


  • Shyam Sharma State University of New York at Stony Brook



international publication, transnational, local epistemology


Academic publication is not as easy for scholars around the world to produce--whether they are on the side of authors or that of reviewers and editors--as it is for institutions to demand it. It is even harder to make transnational publication meaningful, unless we keep making the process more accessible, product more locally relevant, and exchange across borders more equitable. . . .


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Author Biography

Shyam Sharma, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Shyam Sharma is Associate Professor at the State University of New York in Stony Brook where he also serves as Graduate Program Director in his department. His research and publications, which have appeared in flagship publication venues of Writing Studies, focus on writing in the disciplines, international students and education, cross-cultural rhetoric and communication, and new media. A graduate of the University of Louisville's Rhetoric and Composition master's and doctoral programs, Dr. Sharma is recipient of prestigious awards such as the Cross Award from AACU and the Nepal Bidya Bhusan from the government of Nepal, the country where he received his earlier education.




How to Cite

Sharma, S. (2018). Making Scholarship Meaningful: Equitable Terms of Exchange in (Transnational) Publication. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 3(1), 1–3.