How do I go about writing a journal article?
How do I maximise my chances of getting it published in a top journal?
How do I know what journal to select?
How do I best adapt my research work in order to get published?
In this accessible, informative and entertaining book, Becker and Denicolo introduce the best practical strategies available to help you maximise your chances of success in getting your work published in the journal of your choice.
This book offers down-to-Earth advice on such vital topics as:
How to write and get the style right
What to select for publication
How to plan for success
How to cope with writer's block
Working with editors and reviewers
How to cope with rejection
This is a must-have book for anyone seeking to write for successful journal publication.
The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development.
Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.
Dr Lucinda Becker, an award winning Senior Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at the University of Reading, has spent her career committed to enhancing the skills of undergraduates and research postgraduates. She has written numerous successful study skills guides for students. As a professional trainer she also works throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, devising and delivering training in communication and management techniques, principally to lawyers, engineers and scientists: real exemplars of generic, transferable skills with impact. Professor (Emeritus) Pam Denicolo, a chartered psychologist, has just retired from her fulltime role at the University of Reading where she developed the Graduate School system and the post-registration professional practice and research element of the School of Pharmacy. Her passion for supporting and developing graduate students is demonstrated through her contributions as Vice Chair to the UK Council for Graduate Education Executive Committee, as chair of the Society for Research into Higher Education Postgraduate Network and Executive Editor of the Guides for Supervisors Series. She was a key contributor to Vitae's development of the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) and the QAA's Doctoral Characteristics Advisory Group, and is currently contributing to the revision of the Code of Practice. She is currently advocate for Graduate Studies at the University of Surrey.
When, What and Where to Publish Why Are You Going to Write an Article? When Should You Write an Article? What Should You Publish? Where Should You Place an Article? Selecting Your Topic/Adapting Your Work Selecting Your Topic Adapting Your Work Planning and Getting Started Spider Charts Flow Charts Brainstorms Mind Mapping Coping with Writer's Block Getting the Style Right Your Writing Style If You Are Writing in Your Second Language The Structure of Your Article The Abstract The Introduction The Article on the Page Signposting and Structure Presenting Technical Data Textual Options Concluding Your Article The Language of Your Article Your Readership Writing Simply Improving Your Style Editing Your Article Polishing Your Article Learning How to Stop Writing Your Article Why You Need to Stop Why You Cannot Seem to Stop Learning How to Stop And Then Not Really Stopping Working with Editors and Reviewers Recovering from Rejection Telling People Prepare for Rejection Use the Reviews Make a Plan of Action Intellectual Property Rights Some Final Thoughts Further Reading Index