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ERIC Number: EJ1123179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-5300
A Retrospective on What to Consider When Publishing Scholarly Work
Newman, Isadore
Research in the Schools, v23 n1 p8-17 Spr 2016
This article presents 6 overarching themes that will facilitate the researcher in thinking through the process of preparing, developing, and submitting a scholarly article for publication. Beginning with the importance of publishing to advance in one's career and to inform the field of scholarship, the author then discusses how to organize and to schedule writing time, the necessity of aligning the key components of the article (title, purpose, problem, and methodology), and the need to build credibility by demonstrating awareness of the relevant knowledge base. In addition, a section is devoted to differentiating between research design and analysis, emphasizing that it is the research design that dictates the appropriate analyses in the context of the purpose (i.e., Why the research is needed). At all times, the researcher needs to be sensitive to the interests of the intended audience and also must select an avenue for publication that will be suitable for the work. Finally, attention is given to the importance of responding to critical editorial comment in a manner that is likely to facilitate the acceptance of the manuscript. These critical comments present the researcher with an opportunity to consider his or her work through multiple perspectives and to learn by engaging in dialogue with other experts, regardless of whether or not they are in total agreement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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