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ERIC Number: EJ1024926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
How to Get Published, Part II
Lonergan, David
Community & Junior College Libraries, v19 n1-2 p51-54 2013
Some job descriptions of academic librarians, tenure track or otherwise, will emphasize publication, while in others, it is essentially an irrelevant factor. Some librarians have a combination of education and experience, however, that permits them to undertake research and writing in scholarly fields other than librarianship. In some ways, librarians possess greater freedom for their intellectual curiosity than an average academic. Most library administrations and faculties are pleased by one's publication in any academic journal, popular magazine, or in most other venues. In the same way, a librarian may experience more acceptance for publishing in an E-journal than would most teaching faculty members. Some of the obvious publishing outlets include major (big-name) library journals, smaller or less prestigious journals, and frankly minor journals, as well as the same categories of journal in subject-specialist disciplines. In addition to journals, there are good opportunities to publish in conference proceedings. Publishing a paper in a proceedings volume means having presented that scholarly paper somewhere, which is a good thing. Another consideration for a librarian is a participation in reference works. Many important reference books or series published every year rely heavily on librarians for contribution. To the beginning researcher, almost any publication can help generate some momentum. [For Part 1, see EJ923188.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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