Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University

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  • Source:
    Language Policy, v12 n3 p215-230 Aug 2013. 16 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10993-012-9267-2
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail: service-ny@springer.com; Web site: http://www.springerlink.com
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1568-4555
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keyword:
      South Korea
    • Abstract:
      Since the 1990s, universities in South Korea have participated in an aggressive movement to globalize their institutions through the medium of English by hiring English-proficient faculty. To attain tenure, faculty must publish in international indexed journals (IIJs), which results in a de facto language policy of publishing in English because most IIJs require English. Requiring faculty to publish in IIJs yields consequences on several levels. For professors, who may or may not be proficient in English academic writing, they must find time to handle teaching and administrative responsibilities, in addition to navigating academic publishing within a limited time period. This policy also serves larger agendas, notably to boost a university's international ranking. In this paper, we examine the publishing requirements at one of South Korea's leading universities. We approach language policy through a critique of neoliberalism to uncover how these requirements are interpreted at this university. Based on analyses of university policy documents and interviews with faculty, our research demonstrates that in this climate of heightened competition, publishing in English is sustained by monetary incentives as it is instrumental in elevating a university's status as a reputable center of knowledge production. These findings further perpetuate the neoliberal viewpoint that the continual upgrading of oneself and, in turn, the university, will be rewarded, while negating the value of one's publications in languages other than English, including Korean.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      41
    • Physical Description:
      16
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2014
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1039273
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LEE, H.; LEE, K. Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University. Language Policy, [s. l.], v. 12, n. 3, p. 215–230, 2013. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1039273&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 9 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Lee H, Lee K. Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University. Language Policy. 2013;12(3):215-230. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1039273&custid=s8280428. Accessed December 9, 2019.
    • APA:
      Lee, H., & Lee, K. (2013). Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University. Language Policy, 12(3), 215–230. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1039273&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lee, Hikyoung, and Kathy Lee. 2013. “Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University.” Language Policy 12 (3): 215–30. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1039273&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Lee, H. and Lee, K. (2013) ‘Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University’, Language Policy, 12(3), pp. 215–230. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1039273&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 9 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lee, H & Lee, K 2013, ‘Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University’, Language Policy, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 215–230, viewed 9 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Lee, Hikyoung, and Kathy Lee. “Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University.” Language Policy, vol. 12, no. 3, Aug. 2013, pp. 215–230. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1039273&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lee, Hikyoung, and Kathy Lee. “Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University.” Language Policy 12, no. 3 (August 1, 2013): 215–30. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1039273&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lee H, Lee K. Publish (in International Indexed Journals) or Perish: Neoliberal Ideology in a Korean University. Language Policy [Internet]. 2013 Aug 1 [cited 2019 Dec 9];12(3):215–30. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1039273&custid=s8280428