ERIC Number: EJ1040306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Publishing in High Quality Journals: Perspectives from Overworked and Unpaid Reviewers
Bol, Linda; Hacker, Douglas J.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v26 n1 p39-53 Apr 2014
Our purpose for this article is to provide suggestions on how to get your high quality research published from the perspectives of reviewers. First, good writing is good thinking, and you are much more likely to succeed when you combine good writing with sound research. We then offer an eight-step method of reviewing that may help the author better understand how to present and understand the research. Next, we describe ways to identify high quality journals, including acceptance rates, impact factor, Eigenfactors, and Article Influence scores. In the following section, we address common criteria used to rate articles, possible decisions, and how to revise the manuscript in response to reviewers' comments. We present an example table of responses to reviewers' critiques. We conclude with further advice for more novice researchers. Become a reviewer to help you better understand the process and peers' expectations. Highlight the caliber of your research by citing journal metrics when being considered for promotion or hiring. Finally, frame negative reviews as an opportunity to improve your work and keep trying to publish your research despite criticisms.
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Faculty Publishing, Research Reports, Educational Quality, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies, Revision (Written Composition), Best Practices, Evaluation Criteria, Peer Evaluation, Journal Articles, Scholarship
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