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ERIC Number: EJ792984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Publishing Research in LIS Journals
Shenton, Andrew K.
Education for Information, v23 n3 p141-163 2005
In contrast to the considerable coverage of research methods and report writing, relatively little attention has been given in the professional literature to the steps that should be taken and issues which may be borne in mind by a researcher seeking to have his or her work published. By addressing ten broad questions reflecting common concerns, this paper is designed to give a beginner guidance in his or her efforts to publish research in Library and Information Science journals. It deals with such matters as the benefits to be gained from having one's work disseminated in this way, factors that the researcher may wish to consider in determining a journal to target, matters of ethics and etiquette associated with publishing, the structure that may be employed within a paper and the criteria typically used by editors and reviewers when assessing submissions. A sequenced list of significant stages within the publication process and principles for good practice are also presented. The paper concludes with consideration of the qualities and skills that the published author may be expected to demonstrate and isolates instances in which they are applied. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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