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You Can Publish Your Journal Article!

You Can Publish Your Journal Article!
Advice from Editors to Help You Succeed

December 2023 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

You’ve completed your research and want to publish it in a peer-reviewed journal. Author Gilbert C. Gee is here to help, sharing what he learned as a writer, reviewer, and Editor-in-Chief, and calling on other journal editors to offer their advice. You Can Publish Your Journal Article! will not only help you write your paper, but more importantly, be more likely to succeed in peer review. The book has four main premises: that writing involves a relationship between you and your readers, and that your research joins an ongoing conversation in the field; that good writing is rewriting, and revision is critical; that people who write daily are more productive than those who binge write; and finally, that persistency wins, so don’t give up when you get a rejection. With chapters offering practical advice on selecting the right journal, peer review, the methods section, displaying your data, writing the results and discussion sections, the book concludes with short essays from invited journal editors about how to avoid common mistakes and ensure success.

Chapter 1: Introduction: Using this Book
Chapter 2: Picking a Journal (Joining the Party!)
Chapter 3: Understanding Peer Review
Chapter 4: Doing Peer Reviews and Responding to Critiques
Chapter 5: Writing the Methods Section
Chapter 6: Creating Research Tables
Chapter 7: Writing the Results Section
Chapter 8: Writing the Discussion Section
Chapter 9: Writing the Introduction Section
Chapter 10: Crafting the Abstract, Title, and Keywords
Chapter 11: Conducting Literature Reviews
Chapter 12: Building Good Writing Habits (Overcoming Writer’s Block)
Chapter 13: Negotiating Authorship
Chapter 14: Using Citations Effectively
Chapter 15: Learning from Journal Editors
Key features
  • Provides advice from a former Editor-in-Chief and other journal editors from across the social, behavioral, and health sciences.
  • Gives tips on writing, staying motivated, building good writing habits, as well as practical guidance on each section of the journal article.