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January 2012 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
  • 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.

 
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

 

Supplements

Success in Research free tools

A collection of free tips, exercises and resources from all books in the Success in Research series

The advantage of this book compared to many others on this topic, is that on the one hand, it is very concise, simple, and in plain language; on the other hand, it covers all the stages of writing and publishing an article
Liia L
Methodspace Book Reviews Group


Maybe the strongest accolade I can give this book is that it has now become one of the core texts for the SRA’s training courses on writing research reports and publishing research... Publishing Journal Articles... holds your hand, provides practical guidance and does it with a good sense of empathy... In summary, it's well worth a read if you are new to this area.
Dr Simon Haslam
SRA: Reviews


 

 'Publishing Journal Articles by Lucinda Becker and Pam Denicolo is short, accessible, and useful contributions that will help readers overcome some of their own foibles. Full of suggestions, advice, tips and techniques, this short book presents writing as a series of choices to be considered. Throughout, it offers reflections based on the author’s impressive and varied experience. As part of the Success in Research series, this effort seeks to assist researchers to better organize, present, and manage their writing careers. It largely succeeds. [...]This will be a useful introduction for some and an invaluable guide for many others. The authors should be commended for finding ways to offer general tips that transcend disciplinary boundaries'

Johannes Wheeldon
LSE Review of Books

very practical and accessible

Ms Emma Clifton
School of Education and Training, Cornwall College
July 7, 2015

Structure of the book was attractive, but it was hard to find anything new in the content...

Dr Mikiko Cars
Department of Education, Institute of International Education, Department of Education, Stockholm University
March 24, 2015

have recommended this text to students and staff. An excellent first step to equip them with the knowledge and confidence to start publishing, very straight forward.

Mr Steven Jones
Health and social care , Edge Hill University
March 18, 2015

Final year dissertation students are given the option of writing up their dissertation in the form of a journal article. This book gives a concise guide as to the style, layout and form such a piece of work should take. I would recommend it to those seeking to write in such a style.

Mr adam choonara
Natural Sciences, Middlesex University
March 3, 2015

Great for students who want to go further with their master thesis and find their way into publishing

Dr Eva Fleischer
Social Work, Management Center Innsbruck
February 27, 2015

Good starter texts for Masters students with aspirations to publish their work

Dr Linda Barlow-Meade
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
February 12, 2015

This book provides an understanding of the purpose of peer review process, as well as an appreciation of the potential timeframe for a manuscript to complete the process and move toward publication

Dr Josephine Gabi
Faculty Of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
October 15, 2014

Master's students in our programme need to submit a manuscript for publication before graduation. The book by Becker and Denicolo ("Publishing Journal Articles") provide students with an excellent basis of how to write a journal article. HIghly recommended for all academic staff.

Dr Ensa Johnson
Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, University of Pretoria
April 15, 2014

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