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Publishing Journal Articles

Handbook / Manual

Series: Success in Research

By: Lucinda Becker and Pam Denicolo

141 pages, b/w illustrations

Sage Publications

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #198464 | ISBN-13: 9781446200636
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Hardback | Jan 2012 | #198465 | ISBN-13: 9781446200629
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About this book

- 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.

"This book is particularly useful for post graduate students during the early months of their research degree. It clearly outlines the elements needed to write a paper for publication."
- Dr sharon preston, Psychology , Bolton University

"This book follows on nicely from the previous - how to develop a research proposal and those who liked the previous approach will also find this a useful read"
- Mrs Heather Hunter, Health Professions (Physiotherapy), University of Plymouth

"this really is good - particularly for students who will be undertaking PhDs"
- Dr Douglas Chalmers, Cultural Business, Glasgow Caledonian University

"Good step by step guide while recognising the challenges."
- Ms mary scott, Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University

"Very important text for all Reasearch students but particularly PhD in Missiology students who must produce a peer review article in Year 2 of their programme."
- Dr Stephen Skuce, Cliff College


- 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

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