This guide offers detailed advice on the journal article publication process, describing each step of the process and providing insights for improving the presentation of work intended for publication in communication journals. It includes advice from journal editors across the discipline and offers resource materials to help both new and seasoned writers publish their work.
The guide begins with an overview of the publication process, followed by a discussion of each step of the manuscript submission, review, and revision processes. In addition to reality-based answers to questions often posed to editors, resource materials are provided in the appendices, introducing readers to the various forms and correspondence they will encounter when they submit their work for consideration. The guide focuses on the issues and procedures associated with the publication process, examining rules and expectations encountered during the publishing process that are often assumed to be known but are rarely articulated. The guidance provided here will aid in establishing consistency in publication practices and will contribute toward improving the quality of journal submissions, as well as enhancing interaction with editors and reviewers.
As a guide to demystifying procedures associated with the publication process, this resource will serve all academic authors desiring to publish their work in scholarly communication journals.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction. The Publication Process in Brief. The Submission Process. The Review Process. The Revision and Resubmission Process. Appendices: Example of an Author Cover Letter. Example of a Manuscript Review Form. Example of a Constructive Critique. Standard Proofreader Marks. Example of an Assignment of Copyright Form. Examples of Letters of Acceptance, Rejection, and Revise/Resubmit. ICA Publication Policies and Procedures Manual.
"This nifty little guide achieves its goal of demystifying the procedures and 'apparent biases associated with the publishing process' (p.5). A Guide to Publishing in Scholarly Communication Journals is highly recommended as a desktop reference for all communication scholars. Knapp and Daly provide clear, well-organized guidance on facilitating communication with editors and reviewers....Even the most seasoned communication scholar will profit from the book's sound advice, logical organization, and unshrouding of what many experience as a largely invisible and anxious process."
—Communication Research Trends