ERIC Number: ED402871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Successful Publishing in Scholarly Journals. Survival Skills for Scholars, Volume 11.
Thyer, Bruce A.
This guide presents a view of how to develop a personal program of productive publishing in scholarly journals and how to increase the chances of having articles accepted for publication. In the first chapter, the importance for academics of publishing articles in professional journals is explained. Chapter 2 outlines factors that should be considered in selecting an appropriate journal to which to send a manuscript. These factors include the suitability of the journal for your work, whether the periodical uses blind peer review, how often and where the journal is cited or abstracted, whether the journal is prestigious, and whether the journal treats its writers professionally. Chapter 3 discusses the preparation and submission of the manuscript. Sample letters of submission and sample manuscript checklists are given. Chapter 4 discusses revision of articles for publication and rewriting rejected manuscripts. Perseverance in resubmitting completed manuscripts is recommended. Chapter 5 addresses what must be done when a manuscript has been accepted, including working with editors on proofing and copyreading. Chapter 6 gives recommendations for marketing the publication to peers and the mass media, and Chapter 7 gives a plan for developing a personal program of productive publishing. Appendices give writing style guides and journal guides for selected disciplines. (Contains 58 references.) (PRW)
Descriptors: Editing, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Marketing, Periodicals, Revision (Written Composition), Scholarly Journals, Writing for Publication, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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