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Iatefl 2019 How to be successful in discovering and publishing research

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About me as a researcher/ research publisher
Types of Scholarly publishing
How researchers find content
Finding ELT-related content
New trends and research tools
Publishing your own research

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Iatefl 2019 How to be successful in discovering and publishing research

  1. 1. How to be successful in discovering and publishing research Caroline Moore 3 April 2019
  2. 2. Overview • About me as a researcher/ research publisher • Types of Scholarly publishing • How researchers find content • Finding ELT-related content • New trends and research tools • Publishing your own research • Recommendations
  3. 3. What do you think about coursebooks? Discussion – how do you find research? @constellata
  4. 4. Types of scholarly publishing • Journal articles • Monographs • Conference proceedings • Books • Dissertations and theses
  5. 5. IATEFL Web Conference
  6. 6. Typical research cycle
  7. 7. STEM and HSS • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Medicine, key for biomed is NLM/PubMed • HSS – Humanities & Social Science
  8. 8. Where does ELT fit in? “great deal of research being carried out by researchers who are or who have been teachers, with a focus on describing, interpreting and making sense of ELT via interpretive and local explanatory work. What is needed now, though, is, firstly, for all this work to be drawn together, so that the significant messages become more visible.” Richard Kiely “Her main point was that it makes little sense to isolate research on ELT and English language learning from instruction in other languages.” Catherine Walter “ELT research should have practical outcomes, and that a gap needed to be bridged between academia and the world of the ELT practitioner.” Cyril Weir IATEFL Research SIG Newsletter 2015. (resig.iatefl.org)
  9. 9. Search and Discovery Search • Google/Google Scholar • Bing, MSN Discover • Library tools, e.gEBSCO, Summon, TrendMd Impact • Altmetric, Kudos, Redlink Archive • Portico, LOCKSS Accessibility • Readspeaker
  10. 10. Metadata Example 1: abstracts & key words
  11. 11. Metadata example 2: abstracts & key words
  12. 12. Digital Object Identifier - DOIs • 5,000+ assigners, e.g., publishers, science data centres, film studios • 175 million DOI names assigned since 2000 • Used widely by academic journals, some are creating these retrospectively, e.g. ELTJ goes back to 1992 • https://www.doi.org/ • https://www.crossref.org
  13. 13. Open Access (OA) • Articles available for free on the journal's website. • www.ingentaopen.com • Often hybrid journals • Sometimes delayed, e.g. 12-month embargo • Creative Commons https://creativecommo ns.org/about/
  14. 14. The problem with Open Access “Progress to open access (OA) has stalled, with perhaps 20% of new papers ‘born‐free’. .. why is it taking so long? … the focus on OA makes us miss the bigger problem: today’s scholarly communications is too expensive for today’s budgets. So, OA is not the problem, the publishing process is the problem. “ Toby Green https://doi.org/10.1002/leap.1219
  15. 15. Getting Published “Elsevier handles 1.5 million submissions a year …of which 1.1 million articles are rejected. One of most common reasons for rejection is nothing to do with the quality of the work but simply a mismatch with the journal’s aims and scope.” Toby Green https://doi.org/10.1002/lea p.1219 Before you start writing: • Identify your audience(s) & possible journals • Study their author guidelines • Ask for advice from academic colleagues • Create an Orcid record https://orcid.org • Metadata: title, abstract & key words
  16. 16. Caroline Moore 3 April 2019 Download this presentation www.constellata.com Twitter @constellata

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