How to Get Published and Win Research Funding
Most journal articles and research proposals are rejected. That represents a waste of everyone’s time, energy, and spirit, especially now when, more than ever, academic careers are precarious. In this practical book, Professor Abby Day addresses these two inter-related and most challenging areas for academics and researchers in their professional careers: how to secure research funding and how to get research published.
Reviewers, unpaid and often unappreciated, are over-stretched with their regular academic jobs, and increasingly reluctant to spend time reading poorly constructed papers or proposals. As fewer reviewers are available, the waiting time for a decision increases. Everyone loses. It doesn’t have to be like that. Professor Day’s ground-breaking strategy covers both publishing and funding challenges in similar, yet distinct ways. Lack of time? Conflicting priorities? No idea where to start or what matters most? This book explains how to overcome these and other common obstacles to successful publication and funding. For the first time, one book covers both activities, with practical guidance for setting your strategy and purpose, identifying the right publisher or funder, and understanding your audience and the key criteria for success, as well as helpful advice for writing and managing the challenges of an academic career. This book draws on the first and second editions of two international bestsellers, How to Get Research Published in Journals and Winning Research Funding. Based on original research with editors, funders, and successful academics, plus two decades of running international workshops on publishing and funding, Professor Day has now updated and merged these two critically acclaimed texts.
This book is essential reading for graduate students and early career faculty members, who will gain new and effective insights and strategies to secure funding and publication opportunities to help develop their academic careers.
Part I: Setting a strategy 1. Introduction: a circle of success 2. Why publish (or not)? 3. Why look for research funding? 4. What is good research? 5. Diversity and inclusion in research 6. A sense of purpose 7. So what? Implications Part II: Knowing Yyur audience 8. Choosing the right publisher or funder 9. Understanding editors, reviewers, readers 10. Criteria for success Part III: Papers, proposals, and beyond 11. Writing better, writing faster 12. Managing relationships and academic careers