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ERIC Number: EJ993079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Time Is Not Enough: Promoting Strategic Engagement with Writing for Publication
MacLeod, Iain; Steckley, Laura; Murray, Rowena
Studies in Higher Education, v37 n6 p641-654 2012
Research, scholarship and publication are central to the work of higher education. However, even academics with the necessary research and writing skills can struggle to publish as often as they would like. Research suggests that a writing retreat is one solution; there is a process going on there that addresses the problem, but how it does so has not been fully explained. The authors used a novel approach, containment theory, to explain why the functions of a structured retreat work. They argue that a retreat does more than simply provide time to write; it is a model for academics to meet the demands of research assessment. Finally, the authors conceptualise this as strategic engagement--a model for producing regular writing for publication while continuing to meet other professional demands.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom