This handy guide for new and practising lecturers and researchers takes a rare insider's look at the activities of writing and publishing. Turning the spotlight inwards, it examines how and why professionals communicate with each other through writing and publishing.
Written with great verve and pace, the author succeeds in providing sensible advice bolstered by many illustrative examples, case studies and anecdotes. For the academic needing insight into the serious business of getting published, this book will provide answers to many of their frequent questions:
* Why do they write and publish?
* Who are they writing for?
* What channels of communication are available for their writing?
* Who 'controls' these channels?
* How can they successfully submit articles and papers to journals and newspapers, contribute chapters to books, or approach publishers with book proposals?
Developed from a series of seminars on the subject by the author, this book will be an enjoyable and informative guide to anyone with an interest in getting their work published.
'Getting Published meets a real need … Author Jerry Wellington … knows his stuff: the chapters on the do's and don'ts of academic publishing are first class. But it's the chapters on writing and the writing process that will be most valuable to the everyday teacher who have a book or article in them and need only encouragement to start.' - Times Educational Supplement
'This is an excellent book for those in academic institutions who have moved into roles where they know they should be thinking about writing but are uncertain about how to start …Through this book the author's supportive, practical, approach helps to remove real or imagined obstacles and answers many of the concerns the new writer may have. ' - Julie Anderson, University of Bristol (escalate website)
1. Why publish? 2. What might you publish about? 3. Writing and the writing process 4. Publishing in journals 5. Book publishing 6. Practical guidance on writing 7. Future publishing Appendix 1. Reflections on the writing process Appendix 2. Interviews with journal editors Appendix 3. Survey of publishers by e-mail