ERIC Number: ED351950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
On Publishing in the Academy.
Baum, Joan, Comp.
This booklet, the result of meetings of a college faculty seminar held during academic year 1989-1990 provides observations and advice concerning the basics on how to get published. The advice comes from faculty experience and the thoughts offered from invited guests familiar with writing, editing, and publishing in the academy. The booklet includes the following sections: What To Write About: The Literature Marketplace; The Politics of Publishing; Networking and Aggressive Overtures; and The Manuscript. These sections contain advice and information on how to put a manuscript into professional form, discuss meeting deadlines, and generally offer guidelines concerning the process of moving from research to draft to finished and published copy. It is noted that publication is not a solo effort, but derived from a shared venture with colleagues, staff, editors, and students. Among the numerous recommendations offered are: know what's valued at your college; talk to others about the work; identify the authorities best qualified to give advice; join professional societies and organizations; capitalize on attendance at major conferences; and know the journal for which you wish to write, submit all required material, and scrupulously follow stated documentation form. A selected bibliography lists 26 journals, directories, subject-related guides, or writing guides. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Professional Development, Publish or Perish Issue, Publishing Industry, Scholarly Journals, Seminars, Writing for Publication
City University of New York, Professional Staff Congress, 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 ($2).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Professional Staff Congress of the City Univ. of New York, NY.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Instructional Resource Center.
Note: Prepared by members of the CUNY Faculty Development Seminar on Publishing in the Academy (New York, NY, September 1989-May 1990).