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
Lucinda Becker is Professor of Pedagogy and award-winning lecturer and tutor at the University of Reading. She has dedicated her professional life to creating independent learners who are confident in themselves intellectually, professionally and personally. Lucinda has written numerous study guides for students and works with undergraduates and postgraduates across the university. She is also a professional trainer and consultant, helping new graduates in engineering, science and law to become successful communicators and leaders. As a Director for Teaching and Learning at her university, Lucinda has the chance to introduce innovation in teaching. In her most recent project, she has launched a Student Impact Network to support students who want to work in partnership with academics to facilitate excellent learning opportunities. 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.
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
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