Mercedes Jaime-Sisó (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and German Studies of the University of Zaragoza, where she has been teaching Scientific English and Academic Writing at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences since 1988. In the last two decades, she has also been involved in international relations management as Director of International Mobility and Vice-rector for International Relations in her institution. She has been a member of the LICOM (Languages for International Communication) Board of the European Association for International Education and organized and participated in numerous international conferences related to internationalization of Higher Education. She permanently collaborates with different European Quality Assessment Agencies and was recently appointed as member of the Erasmus Mundus Board by the European Commission.

Her current research interests focus on the evolution of the structure of scientific research articles and the application of new technologies in language learning for academic and professional purposes. Her other research interests include cross-cultural communication and specialized terminology. She is currently involved in creating a bilingual (English-Spanish) dictionary of Veterinary terms.

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Recent publications:
Jaime Sisó, Mercedes y Corcuera Manso, Fidel. (2007). The present state of Nacional Qualifications Frameworks: The case of Spain. In: Lifelong learning and Qualifications in Higher Education. Saharia, S and Iban. M. Bucarest. Ed. Niculescu. ISBN 978-973-748-279-2.

Jaime Sisó, Mercedes (2008).Titles, summaries, abstracts, introductions, synopses: the craft of rephrasing In: Researching and teaching specialized languages: new contexts, new challenges .P. Sánchez Hernández (ed.). pp 105-122. Universidad de Murcia, Servicio de Publicaciones. ISBN: 978-84-691-5718-3.

Jaime Sisó, Mercedes (2009). Anticipating conclusions in biomedical research article titles as a persuasive journalistic strategy to attract busy readers. En: Miscelanea: A journal of English and American Studies. Vol. 39. pp. 29-51

Jaime Sisó, Mercedes y Foz Gil, Carmen. (2010). When genre studies and ICT marry, reliable offspring is guaranteed: the case of a web-based tool for text writing. In ICT for Language Learning. Simonelli Editore. University Press. pp. 465-71. ISBN978-88-7647-569-6.

Jaime-Sisó, Mercedes (2011). Summarizing findings: An all-pervasive move in open access biomedical research articles involves rephrasing strategies. In: Bhatia, V. Researching Specialized languages. Studies in Corpus Linguistics 47. Pp. 71-93

González, I., Foz, C., Jaime, M. and Luzón, MJ. 2008. Teaching academic and professional English online. Peter Lang: Frankfurt.

Conference papers (last 5 years)
JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes.Título: A diachronic study of titles in research articles: 1980-2006. Tipo de participación: comunicación. Congreso: Publishing and Presenting Research Internationally.Lugar de celebración: Tenerife. Universidad de La Laguna. Fecha: 11 enero 2007

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes. Present state of NQFs in Spain. Tipo de participación: ponente invitada. Congreso: Developing key methodological units for the implementation of EQF by means of NQFs.Lugar de celebración: Versailles. Université de Versailles.Fecha: 11 julio 2007

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes. Título: Qualifications in Spain. Describing the qualifications in the fields of Informatics and Economics.Tipo de participación: ponente invitada. Congreso: Advances in the construction of qualification frameworks in Europe. Lugar: Curtea de Arges. Rumanía.Fecha:5 octubre2007

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes.Título: Please, read me: The scientists strategy to attract prospective readers.Tipo de participación: comunicación.Congreso :XIV Seminar Susan HübnerLugar de celebración: Universidad de Zaragoza. Fecha:14 noviembre 2007

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes. Título: The UE, the use of English and the undermining of Spanish as an international language. Tipo de participación: ponencia. Congreso: 1st Halliday Center Linguistics Conference on Becoming a World Language. Lugar de celebración: City University of Hong Kong. Fecha: 7 diciembre 2007

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes.Título: La garantía de calidad en el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior.Tipo de participación: ponente invitada. Congreso:Ciclo de conferencias sobre innovación en la universidad europea.Lugar de celebración: Universidad de Córdoba Fecha: 11 enero 2008

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes, CORCUERA MANSO, Fidel. Título: Verifying Quality of University Study Programmes: The case of Spain.Tipo de participación: ponentes invitados.Congreso: International seminar University in Society.Lugar: Iasi (Rumanía). Fecha. 17 de julio 2008.

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes. Titles, summaries, abstracts, introductions, synopses: the craft of rephrasingTipo de participación: comunicación. Congreso: VII Congreso Anual Internacional de la Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos (AELFE).Lugar de celebración: Universidad de Murcia. Fecha: 19 septiembre 2008

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes. Título: Synthetic rephrasing: the unavoidable strategy of biomedical articles writers. Tipo de participación: comunicación. Congreso: InterLAE International Conference. Lugar de celebración: Jaca, Universidad de Zaragoza. Fecha:12 diciembre 2008.

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes. Foz Gil, Carmen. Título: Scholars meet real commerce practice needs: The case of Tipo de participación: comunicación. Congreso: International Seminar on Languages for business. A global approach. Lugar de celebración: Ávila. Fecha: 6 de junio 2009

JAIME SISÓ, Mercedes. Foz Gil, Carmen. Título: When genre studies and ICT marry, reliable offspring is guaranteed: the case of a web-based tool for text writing.Tipo de participación: comunicación. Congreso: Internacional Conference ICT for Language Learning 3rd Edition. Lugar de celebración: Florence (Italy). 12 Noviembre 2010