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A Guide to Publishing for Academics
Inside the Publish or Perish Phenomenon

ISBN 9780367377724
Published June 19, 2019 by Auerbach Publications
223 Pages

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Book Description

Most academics still wrestle with the "publish or perish" phenomenon. Based on Dr. Liebowitz’s 25 years serving as the editor-in-chief of a leading international journal, along with insights from some of the most knowledgeable journal editors, this book shares key lessons learned to help new professors, doctoral students, and practitioner–scholars increase their chances of being published in selective, refereed international journals. It focuses on the key practices needed to ensure journal publication, with interesting cases and helpful tips sprinkled throughout the book.

A Guide to Publishing for Academics provides useful knowledge from leading journal editors of both traditional and online journals, as well as various tiers of journals. Although the focus is mainly in the business and IT areas, much of the guidance provided can cross into other fields. The book contains interesting vignettes and do’s and don’ts so that potential authors can understand what goes on behind the scenes once the manuscript arrives on the journal editor’s desk.

The book provides constructive guidance on choosing what and where to publish, what to consider when writing a title for a paper, how to prepare and submit journal manuscripts, and how to position a paper for publication. It also has valuable information for current and future journal editors, including models of editing and editorial boards, editorial coaching advice, and editing smart practices. With the information in this book, the next generation of academics and practitioner–scholars will be well equipped to overcome the publish or perish phenomenon.

Table of Contents

Don’t Do as I Do; Do as I Say. Grabbing Readers: How to Focus Your Paper’s Title and Contents on Its Major Theoretical Contribution Rather than the Local Context of the Study. Well Done Literature Reviews: A Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Perspective. Positioning Your Paper for Publication in a Journal: Where Do Authors Go Wrong? Publishing in Technology and Innovation Management Journals: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Fence. How Could My Paper Have Gotten Rejected? Advice on Preparing and Revising Journal Manuscripts in Business and Society Topics. Interdisciplinary Research: Pathway to Meaningful Publications. Models of Editing and Editorial Boards. The Editor Is Often a Coach. Happy Marriage or Odd Couple: Reflections on Editing the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Rules for Referees. Writing Scientific Journal Articles: Motivation, Barriers, and Support. Lost in Translation and Other Challenges of New and International Researchers Seeking Publication. Publishing in Leading Journals: An Overview for Aspirant Authors Early in Their Careers.

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Dr. Jay Liebowitz is the DiSanto Visiting Chair in Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He is editor of the book Bursting the Big Data Bubble: The Case for Intuition-Based Decision Making and previously served as the Orkand Endowed Chair of Management and Technology in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Prior to UMUC, Dr. Liebowitz was a full professor in the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. He was ranked one of the top 10 knowledge management researchers/practitioners out of 11,000 worldwide. Dr. Liebowitz is the founding editor-in-chief of Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal, which is ranked as a top-tier journal worldwide.