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“A Forum for Stimulating Ideas … in Matters Literary and Linguistic” – The Making of an Academic Journal

Jeffrey Ashcroft

in Forum for Modern Language Studies

Published on behalf of Court of the University of St Andrews

Volume 41, issue 3, pages 243-262
Published in print July 2005 | ISSN: 0015-8518
Published online July 2005 | e-ISSN: 1471-6860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqi016
“A Forum for Stimulating Ideas … in Matters Literary and Linguistic” – The Making of an Academic Journal

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The essay marks the completion of the fortieth year of publication of the journal Forum for Modern Language Studies. It draws on the journal's archive to discuss its conception, the context of its foundation in the intellectual climate and the strategy of higher education in Great Britain in the 1960s, the achievement of its principal founder, Roy Owen, and the journal's struggle to reach financial viability in the period 1969–90.

Keywords: Forum for Modern Language Studies; University of St Andrews; Scottish Academic Press; Oxford University Press; Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland; Owen, Roy; academic journals; scholarly journals

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Literature

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