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Productivity and Publishing

Productivity and Publishing
Writing Processes for New Scholars and Researchers

March 2022 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Productivity and Publishing: Writing Processes for New Scholars & Researchers by Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, Leah Katherine Saal, Cynthia F. DiCarlo, and Tynisha D. Willingham takes the challenges and confusion out of academic writing and journal publishing by empowering readers to find the writing process that works for them. Activities and writing exercises help readers determine their research agendas, set realistic writing goals, , and follow time-tested and editor-approved processes for writing and revising journal articles. Topics cover the writing and publishing process from start to finish, addressing common issues for new academics like avoiding the blank page, selecting an appropriate journal, dealing with reviews, and leveraging your research into multiple articles and a comprehensive research agenda. Experts weigh in on crucial topics such as scholarly metrics and exposure and offer a journal editor’s perspective on the writing and publishing process. Build your academic career on a solid foundation with Productivity and Publishing.

Chapter 1: Introduction: Getting Started with Your Writing
Chapter 2: Setting Goals and a Submission Schedule for Your Academic Writing
Chapter 3: Avoiding the Blank Page: Starting from What You Know
Chapter 4: Writing the Journal Article Step-by-Step
Chapter 5: Selecting an Appropriate Publishing Outlet
Chapter 6: An Editor’s Perspective on Submitting Your Manuscript (Invited Submission, Renée M. Casbergue, PhD & Professor Emeritus)
Chapter 7: Working with and From Manuscript Reviews: Revising and Resubmitting your Manuscript
Chapter 8: Beyond Impact Factor: Understanding Scholarly Metrics and Increasing Exposure (Invited Submission, Andrea Hebert & David Dunaway)
Chapter 9: Considerations for Productive Collaborative Relationships for Writing
Chapter 10: Leveraging Your Scholarship: Lagniappe Considerations
Chapter 11: Next Steps: Conclusion
Appendix: Additional Productivity and Publishing Activities
Key features

  • Covers both writing and creating a research trajectory for productive and efficient academic writing agendas and academic careers.
  • Writing Activities help readers apply their knowledge and provide rubrics, tools, and templates for real-life activities like structuring a journal article and responding to reviewers.
  • Never face a blank page with trepidation again with the Quick Write features, which help readers get started writing right away.
  • Paragraph-level definitions of Key Terms show readers the nuance and variation in what writing terms can mean in different contexts.
  • Learning Objectives give readers concrete and manageable goals for completing each chapter.
  • Critical Thinking Questions are focused on helping the reader determine what will work best for them and for their writing process.
  • Get an editor's perspective from Renée Casbergue on writing and submitting to journals to increase your chances of acceptance.
  • Develop your understanding of scholarly metrics to increase your h-index and impact factor.

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