In scholarship, publication is the chief means of communicating research and a primary criterion for advancement, recognition, and reward in academic institutions. Yet, most scholars learn the skills of writing and the strategies of publishing in a capricious and sporadic manner. As the data on scholarly productivity show, failures abound. The aim of this book is to inform scholars and to facilitate their involvement in the publication process. Although guides are available to provide technical and procedural help, there is no other book that addresses the behavioral, attitudinal, and social process of writing and publishing. The authors successfully draw together their knowledge, experience, and data on the mysteries of publishing in order to put concrete guidelines in the hands of scholars with a strong stake in the publication process.
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Also of Interest -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Transition from Dissertation Student to Publishing Scholar and Professional -- Publishing in Journals -- Scholars and Book Publishing -- Publishing a College Textbook -- Book Publishing: An Editor's-Eye View -- Solving a Work Problem -- The Lone Scholar Myth -- The Process of Collaboration in Scholarly Research -- Reflections on Style, Structure, and Subject -- Research Productivity across the Life and Career Cycles: Facilitators and Barriers for Women
Mary Frank Fox is assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan's Center for Research on Social Organization and Department of Sociology and was chair (1982-1984) of research and publications for Sociologists for Women in Society, for which this volume was a project. She has published extensively on social processes in organizations and occupations and is coauthor (with Sharlene Hesse Biber) of Women at Work (1984).