This book is a major project of the Research and Publications Committee of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS). SWS has supported the project from its very start with organizational resources and the intellectual contributions of its members. For her early support of the project, we especially thank Roberta Cohen, SWS president, 1982-1984. All royalties from this book will return to SWS. With a belief in the importance of scholarly publishing, the contributors' skill and responsiveness, and the support of SWS and of Westview's staff (especially Deborah Lynes, Jeanne Campbell, Christine Arden, and Sandi Genova), I have found it a pleasure to produce this collection.
Preface /Mary Frank F -- 1. Introduction /Mary Frank Fox -- 2. The Transition from Dissertation Student to Publishing -- Scholar and Professional /Mary Frank Fox -- 3. Publishing in Journals /Jennie J. Kronenfeld -- 4. Scholars and Book Publishing /Caroline Hodges Persell -- 5. Publishing a College Textbook /Jo Freeman -- 6. Book Publishing: An Editor's-Eye View /Gladys S. Topkis -- 7. Solving a Work Problem /Virginia Valian -- 8. The Lone Scholar Myth /Jane C. Hood -- 9. The Process of Collaboration in Scholarly Research /Mary Frank Fox and Catherine A. Faver -- 10. Reflections on Style, Structure, and Subject /Jessie Bernard -- 11. Research Productivity Across the Life and Career Cycles: Facilitators and Barriers for Women /Helen S. Astin and Diane E. Davis -- About the Editor and Contributors -- Index.