INTRODUCTION.- Unique Features of the Book.- Practical Strategies and Research Base.- An Interdisciplinary Approach.- A "Paper Mentor" Purpose.- A Transitions Perspective.- A Career-Wide Purpose.- Rationale for the Book.- Expectations for Publishing.- Increases in Educational Attainment.- Needs of Academic Authors.- Qualifications of Instructors.- Audience for the Work.- Organization of the Book.- Goals for Readers.- PART ONE: PROFESSIONAL ROLES AND PUBLISHABLE WRITING.- WEEK ONE: ACADEMIC AUTHORS.- 1. From Aspiring Author to Published Scholar.- WEEK TWO: EXPECTATIONS AND ETHICS.- 2. From Unpublishable to Publishable.- WEEK THREE: START TO WRITE.- 3. From Trepidation to a First Draft.- PART TWO: CONFERENCE PROPOSALS AND ARTICLE TYPES.- WEEK FOUR: CONFERENCE PROPOSALS .- 4. From Attending to Presenting at Conferences.- WEEK FIVE: LITERATURE REVIEWS AND POSITION PAPERS.- 5. From a Class Paper to a Publishable Review.- WEEK SIX: PRACTICAL ARTICLES.- 6. From Professional Experience to Expert Advice.- WEEK SEVEN: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH ARTICLES.- 7. From a Research Project to a Journal Article.- WEEK EIGHT: QUALITATIVE ARTICLES.- 8. From Qualitative Research to a Journal Article.- WEEK NINE: MIXED-METHODS RESEARCH ARTICLES.- 9. From Mixed-Methods Research to a Journal Article - Mixed Methods Research: The Third Paradigm.- PART THREE: WRITING AS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.- WEEK TEN: MONOGRAPHS, SCHOLARLY BOOKS AND COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS.- 10. From Consumer to Producer of the Literature.- WEEK ELEVEN: GRANTS AND PROJECTS IN COMBINATION.- 11. From a Single Work to Multiple Scholarly Spin-Offs.- WEEK TWELVE: ANONYMOUS PEER REVIEW AND EDITING.- 12. From Outsider to Insider in Scholarly Publishing.- WEEK THIRTEEN: CO-AUTHORSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.- 13. From Novice to Expert.
Mary Renck Jalongo has worked for Springer as the editor-in-chief of a bi-monthly journal since 1995 and as senior editor for a book series since 2006. She is the author, co-author, or editor of over 30 books with various publishers including Jossey-Bass, Teachers College Press, Allyn & Bacon, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson. In 2015, she earned emeritus status from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she was a professor for 38 years and was honored as the outstanding university professor in 1992. For over twenty years, she taught a doctoral course on writing for professional publication. In addition, she has conducted numerous international and national conference sessions on writing for publication and served as a professional development consultant for Phi Delta Kappa International on the topic of scholarly writing. Mary Renck Jalongo also served for several years on an editorial board for The Rockefeller Foundation and the Association for Childhood Education International. Six of her published journal articles have earned national recognition for excellence in scholarly writing. She now works full time as an author and editor.Olivia N. Saracho is a professor of education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland. She is editor of the Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education series (Information Age). Two recent volumes in this series are Handbook of research methods in early childhood education: Research methodologies (Volume I) and Handbook of research methods in early childhood education: Review of research methodologies (Volume II). In addition, she co-edited the Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). She has conducted research and written numerous articles in several areas. She has published several books and worked with different publishers including Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Lawrence Erlbaum, Wadsworth, Information Age Publishing, State University of New York Press, Teachers College, Allyn and Bacon, and Pearson.