ERIC Number: ED414764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Suggestions on Writing for Publication in Language Learning Journals.
Jacobs, George M.
This paper presents suggestions for writing and publishing articles in second language teaching journals, focusing on three areas: getting started (appreciating the benefits of writing for publication, starting with good ideas, efficiency, considering options beyond the typical article, choosing a good topic, replicating research, cooperating with other professionals); putting the ideas in writing (connecting ideas, reader-friendliness, use of data, use of visuals); and collaborating with editors (choosing the right publication, following the directions given in the guide for contributors, including a cover letter, having patience, accepting that not everyone will agree, treating editors as colleagues). The suggestions are specific, and are presented in outline form. A brief article on attention to detail is appended. (Contains 10 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Language Research, Publishing Industry, Scholarly Journals, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Visual Aids, Writing for Publication, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a workshop for university lecturers at (University Technology Malaysia (Johor, Malaysia, September 28, 1996).