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ERIC Number: EJ883839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
The Four Ps of Publishing: Demystifying Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals for Social Work Doctoral Students
Bender, Kimberly; Windsor, Liliane Cambraia
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v30 n2 p147-158 2010
Since the 1990s, the field of social work has placed substantial value on social work research. As a result, publishing has become an important aspect of contributing to the social work field. While encouragement for faculty to publish may vary across settings, publication has not traditionally been expected of doctoral students. The purpose of this article is to demystify the publication process and to encourage doctoral students to produce publishable work that contributes to the field of social work. This article discusses 4 Ps of publishing: (a) personal--exploring personal roadblocks to publishing; (b) people--collaboration with faculty and peers; (c) publishers--selecting an appropriate journal for submitting manuscripts; and (d) productivity--organizing time and work to be most productive. The authors argue that in publishing their work early on, students are better prepared to enter academic or research positions and will increase their networks and resources, giving them a wider range of tools to draw from once they graduate. Students will thus graduate with better skills and experience as they face the demands and expectations of academia. Doctoral students who publish offer recent practice experience and advanced methodological training--contributions valuable to research projects and the social work knowledge base.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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