ERIC Number: EJ699144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-22
Reference Count: 11
Counsel from a Former Editor and the Current Editor: Successful Research and Writing for Publication in the Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development
McGowan, A. Scott; Scholl, Mark B.
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, v43 n1 p4 Spr 2004
Getting published is a great joy that generally is preceded by hard work and frustration for both the neophyte author and the established scholar. Although the process of becoming published can be harrowing and exasperating, it is also a rewarding one, from the development of an idea to its appearance in print. The goal of seeing a work published is achievable if the author possesses most, if not all, of the following characteristics, abilities, and attitudes: writing competency; self-discipline regarding a writing regime; strong scholarly and theoretical foundations underlying the research of the professional ideas being proposed or advanced; ability to create and present practical counseling strategies that work in the field; willingness to accept constructive criticism from peer reviewers and editors; and stamina, strength, and patience to persevere in the face of criticism. The purpose of this article is to present practical strategies--suggestions, guidelines, and direct advice--and, especially, hope and motivation to the fledgling, the inexperienced, and the sometimes frustrated experienced researcher and author. Several practical strategies are listed and described.
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Editing, Writing for Publication, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Scholarship, Writing Processes, Guidelines, Research
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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