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ERIC Number: EJ898192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1072-4303
Special Concluding Essay: Writing for Academic Journals
Saraswathi, V.
TESL-EJ, v12 n3 Dec 2008
Writing for academic publishing is a unique professional challenge. It is enriching and fulfilling; at the same humbling as well as frustrating. In this article I propose to examine the challenge and offer guidelines necessary in the Indian context, where the "publish or perish" syndrome has just arrived. Academics like to publish, but often lack the expertise. This article begins with the question, "Why write for journals?" The paradox that writers want to write but don't is also investigated. A positive approach to writing is examined. Guidelines on what one should do before, during, and after writing the paper are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India