why a call to #citethesouth
As a research lab in and from the Global South (a concept that is less geographical and more geopolitical and linguistic), the #LSLPLegion has been working on finding ways to position ourselves as a reliable research unit that creates quality content that can help push the field of literacy worldwide. During this process of establishing our academic brand, we have become fully aware of some of the realities of creating knowledge from the periphery. There has always been a traditional distribution of roles, where scholars from the Global North are invited to the South as experts, to share their research and give us hints about where the South needs to go. Global North journals are the gold standard, as they are the ones that lead the impact factors and they become the end goal for scholars from the South.