Rob Kitchin's The Academics’ Guide to Publishing (SAGE Study Skills) PDF

By Rob Kitchin

ISBN-10: 1412900832

ISBN-13: 9781412900836

ISBN-10: 1847877702

ISBN-13: 9781847877703

...includes small print reminiscent of studying the proofs, getting ready indexes...every researcher can locate a few necessary details during this textbook. -PHOTOSYNTHETICAThis definitive consultant to effectively publishing social technology learn demonstrates that finishing a undertaking is simply the 1st section of study. Dissemination is the second one section, and it calls for particular talents and information. the teachers' advisor to Publishing: explains the various ways that learn could be disseminated: in journals, books, reviews, the web, well known media, and meetings; demonstrates how the constructions, practices and systems concerned paintings - making them simply understood and obvious; and situates examine within the higher and altering context of upper Education.For postgraduates or lecturers within the social sciences the teachers' consultant to Publishing offers crucial counsel on tips on how to safe a task, find out how to achieve tenure, how you can live to tell the tale study evaluation workouts, and the way to acquire merchandising.

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They are usually published as part of a series, most often sponsored by a professional organization, or a research institute or centre. However, there is nothing to stop you from initiating your own working paper series sponsored by the institution or department in which you work in order to take advantage of the ability to transfer ideas relatively quickly into a citable form. Writing for a special issue Special issues or sections in journals are becoming increasingly common. They usually bring together four to eight papers on a related topic, printing them in a single issue, and have a guest editor who organizes the issue/section in conjunction with the journal editors.

Most researchers try to balance submissions between generic and specific journals so that differing audiences see their work. If you choose to send your paper to a specialist journal make sure it fits the aims and objectives of the journal. For example, do not send an article that does not concern gender issues to Gender and Society as it will meet with rejection. If in doubt ask for advice from colleagues or email the editor of the journal in advance of submitting the article and they will advise you.

The citation index reveals the extent to which articles within a journal are cited in other articles (note new journals do not get allocated a rating for a number of years). Publishing in a journal with a ‘high’ citation index can be (but is not always) important for securing tenure and promotion. The citation indices for journals are published by Thomson ISI, a private company that specializes in services to the education sector, and which can usually be accessed through academic libraries (usually under the title Web of Knowledge).

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