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The Academic's Guide to Publishing

The Academic's Guide to Publishing

First Edition

April 2005 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This definitive guide to successfully publishing social science research demonstrates that completing a project is only the first phase of research. Dissemination is the second phase, and it requires specific skills and knowledge.

The Academics' Guide to Publishing: explains the different ways in which research can be disseminated: in journals, books, reports, the Internet, popular media, and conferences; demonstrates how the structures, practices and procedures involved work - making them easily understood and transparent; and situates research in the larger and changing context of Higher Education.

For postgraduates or academics in the social sciences The Academics' Guide to Publishing provides essential guidance on how to secure a job, how to gain tenure, how to survive research assessment exercises, and how to obtain promotion.

Publishing Research
A Strategic Approach to Publication
Working with Others
General Writing Advice
Malpractices and Intellectual Property
Writing for Journals and Edited Books
Writing Reports
Publishing on the Internet
Dissemination through Popular Media
Types of Book and Selecting a Publisher
Writing and Submitting a Book Proposal
Negotiating a Book Contract
Writing a Book
Editing a Book or Special Issue
Self-publishing a Book
Proposing a New Journal or Book Series
Editing a Journal or Newsletter
The Production Process
Attending Conferences and Presenting Papers and Posters
Making and Keeping Contacts
Organizing Events
Final Words

"...includes important points such as reading the proofs, preparing indexes...every researcher can find some useful information in this textbook." 


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