Dr. Carolyn M. Shields Doctoral Candidate
University of Illinois University of Calgary
at Urbana-Champaign firstname.lastname@example.org
CSSE 2009 Conference: Ottawa, Ontario
Writing in a Scholarly Way
What’s the Difference?
Scholarly Articles for Publication
Statement of problem
Purpose of paper, including specific
Overview of literature and theoretical
Overview of methodology, including
type of research, participants, data
collection, and analysis
Data & findings
What does it mean? (have you
alternative interpretations from other
cultural, social, political, theoretical or
intellectual locations? i.e., where does your
study fit and how does it make a
How Do I Conclude?
What does it mean?
What action is implied?
How is this significant?
Embed all of the discussion in
relevant literature and solid peer-
reviewed material. (Keep web sites
and popular articles to a minimum.)
Choosing a Journal
Who do you want to reach?
What do you want to say?
Why do you want to publish?
How do you even know what journals
are out there?
The Review Process
Determine your manuscript TYPE
Research paper, literature review, case
study, position paper, critical scholarship,
Journal purpose, length, format, citation
style, inclusive language, media
How to Succeed
Understand the process
Find peer support
Be persistent, yet patient
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