Crash Course: Getting Published in Academic Journals

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  • 1.Getting PublishedGetting Published Opportunities and SuggestionsOpportunities and Suggestions Dr. Frederick A. Ricci Helpful hints for success with academic publications

2. What we plan to achieveWhat we plan to achieve with this Power Point Presentationwith this Power Point Presentation Maximizing your success in being published in Academic Journals 3. WHY PUBLISH Job Advancement. Share your passion. Extend your professional experiences. Contribute to global knowledge within your discipline. Form collaborations. Furthering communications with others if similar interests. . Identifies you as one knowledgeable within the discipline. Provide exposure and professional recognition especially in your field. 4. Other BenefitsOther Benefits Contribute to new learning and alternative approaches Develop expertise in academic digital publishing with an infinity of life within databases. Academic institutional and private industry rewards: Promotions and tenure. Advance your career. Measure of productivity Publish for honor and prestige Personal satisfaction and recognition . Allow others to build youre your research. Citations being accredited to you 5. OBSTACLES TO PUBLISHINGOBSTACLES TO PUBLISHING No time with present schedule Have writers block Deciding on what to write Lack of institutional support Selecting a publication for submission Afraid of rejections Concerned about peer review process 6. Opportunities:Opportunities: What you can publishWhat you can publish Empirical research: qualitative or quantitative Extension of previous studies Literature reviews Case studies Books or book reviews Analysis of other research Blogs, Wiki/podcast Universities and Think Tanks Your weekly newsletters, etc. Opinions on line: twitter Creation of web pages Conference Papers 7. TOPIC AREA SUGGESTIONSTOPIC AREA SUGGESTIONS TRENDS WITHIN YOUR AREATRENDS WITHIN YOUR AREA What topics are hot in your field? What issues are on the horizon? In what areas is the literature of your field weak? Who is the audience? What is the purpose of the article. Brainstorm with other academicians on latest topics or issues. 8. LEADING JOURNALS INLEADING JOURNALS IN YOUR FIELDYOUR FIELD Which are the most prestigious and influential journals? Aim High. Review style, topics, tone. Are there important niche publications? How many people read and site this general. Dont overlook newer, online journals Reviews such as: Education Magazines and Journals and their impact: 9. CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONSCONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONSAND PUBLICATIONS A Conference presentation is a good beginning to an article. Translating an script to an academic paper is easy start to a publication. Many conferences offer option to publish paper online or in their journal. 10. Review Upcoming call for presentationsReview Upcoming call for presentations View: schedules, locations, and possible publicationsView: schedules, locations, and possible publications 11. Participate in conferences forParticipate in conferences for exposure.exposure. Specific to Your Field, Relevant to the promotion. Best: Large Research or International Conferences with options for publications to journal. Review prior conference programs outlines or schedules to determine best matches for topic presentation. Seek new ideas for presentations 12. Additional benefits when publishedAdditional benefits when published Receive invitations to: Co-write academic work Edit a publication Write a forward to a books, manuscripts, etc. Comment on Internet Participate in radio and TV interviews Ask to be a speaker at conferences, meetings, etc. Submit article and chapters within publications Provide professional advice by emails Also: Calls to comment on other texts or journal articles Excites you to get ready for the next one 13. STILL CONCERNED? HOWSTILL CONCERNED? HOW ABOUT A TEAM EFFORTABOUT A TEAM EFFORT Coauthor with others: Colleagues with similar or complimentary interests/skills: Professors from foreign colleges Advisees: Current Students Graduates/Alumni Visiting Professors Business, Entrepreneurs, Government, Social Service Workers 14. How about guest/publishing orHow about guest/publishing or editing?editing? Special Section Entire Issue Monograph Create your own Newsletters And todaysMultimedia Video clips, etc. work with multimedia technologists 15. READY TO START?READY TO START? UTILIZE THE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PROCESS: Plan, organize, coordinate, direct, and evaluate Make time each week Have multiple articles, writings, chapters, etc. working at hand Share your work with others for ideas and comments. Coauthors with other professionals which encourages schedules and deadlines. BEGIN BEGIN BEGIN: Just do it 16. READY FOR THE EDITORREADY FOR THE EDITOR WRITING THE COVER LETTERWRITING THE COVER LETTER Use the Editors name (s) Introduce your article Indicate why you selected this journal/publication, etc. Provide the information on the Contact Author 17. Expand your publicationsExpand your publications Have multiple articles, writings, chapters, etc. working at hand. Share your work with others for ideas comments. Coauthors with other professionals which encourages schedules and deadlines. 18. PROVIDE A CLEANPROVIDE A CLEAN MANUSCRIPTMANUSCRIPT Complying with the journals editorial style Submit correct tables, figures, and other graphics Produce a clean manuscript Check. Double check, proof read loud, all reference are listed correctly 19. Manuscript:Manuscript: Topics of interest in the moment. Ask colleagues where are people publishing. 20. Ready to Submit:Ready to Submit: Comply with all writing requirements. Follow every instruction to the T Request feed back from critical friends, use DRAFT ONLY at top of copy before submission 21. What about Writing Styles?What about Writing Styles? Most RequestedMost Requested APA: psychology, education, and other social sciences. MLA: literature, arts, and humanities. Turabian: designed for college students to use with all subjects. Chicago: used with all subjects in the "real world" by books, magazines, newspapers, and other non-scholarly publications. 22. Where to Send?Where to Send? Decide where to submit to what journal.. Focus on top journals: Nationally and Globally. Review online publications. Serve as a volunteer on an editorial boards . Review weighing and ranking of journals Look where citations were cited most from other journals. Send by email to journal or complete the form submission required. 23. Your ChecklistYour Checklist Begin with one good Idea or main point Consider level of journal: Academic, Non-academic. Local, National, International, Professional, preferably before written article. Review past issues and write for a particular journal and its audience. Focus on what other writers are discussing in reference to ideas, interests, theories, historical perspectives, etc. Identify and follow journal requirements. 24. Process- Pier Review-Protocol Usually acknowledged within 2 weeks that it was received. Results: 1. Publish, (rare) 2. Publish with some modifications, Do as quickly as possible. Send letter or email indicating how you have addressed every modification as requested . 3. Resubmit with revisions, (most often) 4; (Option). Decided whether you wish to resubmit or consider another journal. 5. Rejected. Remember rejection is part of academic writing. Send elsewhere. DO NOT GIVE up (like a jack in the box. Keep popping up. Resubmit 25. Dealing with Time and Rejections:Dealing with Time and Rejections: Peer review up to 6 months. Different methods however, usually sent to 2 or 3 academics knowledgeable within the area. Respond with commends and decision. Writer changes on recommendations by the reviewers and resubmits for approval. Up to 70% are rejected Reasons? Check website for Aims, Scope, Content, and how to submit a manuscript. Ask others with their experiences. 26. Review: Best Advice from ExpertsReview: Best Advice from Experts Get a vision: a reason and purpose for writing. Academic wisdom Publish or perish Ancient Wisdom: Without vision, the people will perish There is no substitute for a good idea, excellent research, and good, clean, clear writing Don't send the manuscript to an editor until you have it reviewed with a fresh eye, or use professionally copy-editors Beef up your cover letter: Rational for choosing that particular journal 27. Your ReviewYour Review Remember, to get a lot of publications, you also will need to get lots of rejections," says Edward Diener, PhD, editor Anything aside from simply "reject, is a positive review. These include: Accept:"Which almost nobody gets," she says. Accept with revision:"Just make some minor changes" Revise and resubmit:"They're still interested in you!" Reject and resubmit:Though not as good as revise and resubmit, "they still want the paper!" May recommend submitting your work to a different journal. indicating that it may not be right for that journal. Dont give up. 28. ReviewReview Excellent and quality writing is crucial. Proof-read and review comments from critics. Youve done your best. How about another periodical? OK. Rewriting the same article differently in another publication. You may re-work it to another audience, re-write it, focus more emphasis or pother perspectives, data with different emphasis or interpretation. Tell the editor briefly why your article fits within their journal. Work with another author. HAVE FUN WRITING 29. a legitimate citation for your curriculum vitae allows other scholars to refer to your work