The EARLI Special Interest Group of Writing is a special interest group of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. The aim of the SIG is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas about writing and to promote research collaboration between research from different disciplines as well as different countries. Activities include writing-related publications, conferences and information facilitities. Its members come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including education, psychology, linguistics, computer science, rhetoric and literary studies. Among the most important acitivities of SIG writing are publications on many topics related to the scientifc study of writing. These include the recently released prepublication and archive site and the book series "Studies in Writing".
The SIG Writing publication server offers researchers the possibility to publish papers, chapters and other research material on-line, freely accessible for other writing researchers. The editors wish to foster a sense of community and collegial sharing of ideas by providing an online space where relevant work can be published in an initial stage. This will have to guarantee a continuous availability for the latest work in the field. Submitted publications will be checked for relevance and completeness by the archive's editors. Editors are Eva Lindgren (Sweden), Marielle Leijten (Belgium) and Daphne van Weijen (The Netherlands) You find the Publication server here:
The book series "Studies in Writing" has earlier been published by Amsterdam University Press and Kluwer. As of Volume 16, it is published by Elsevier. Members of SIG Writing form the editorial board for the book series under the general editorship of Gert Rijlaarsdam. Books in this series include edited volumes and research monographs.