Getting Published 2009

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Getting Published 2009

  1. 1. There are several areas of expressed interest when considering where to start if you want to publish… • identifying your topic and focusing on what (subject) and where (format) to publish • strategies for effective writing • finding the right publishers • playing the publishing game – getting a result! What are ZU faculty most interested in?
  2. 2. Identifying your topic and focusing on what (subject) and where (format) to publish • converting a thesis into journal papers or a book? • relative merits of different publishing formats (e.g. books, book collections, journal articles, conference proceedings, online ???) • Looking at journal rankings e.g. http://www.journal-ranking.com/ranking/web/index.html or subject specific http://www.sciencegateway.org/rank/index.html
  3. 3. Strategies for effective writing Tara Gray Publish & Flourish (2005) Review current literature in databases e.g. Proquest/ASC
  4. 4. Finding the right publishers • Online directories of publishers, including Yahoo: http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Sho pping_and_Services/Publishers/ • Cabell’s Directories: Library books and online • Books in Print (and Arabic Books in Print) http://www.booksinprint.com/bip/ (database) • Ulrich’s Periodical Directory http://ulrichsweb.com/ulrichsweb/ (database) • Paper’s Invited for conferences http://www.papersinvited.com/ (database)
  5. 5. Playing the publishing game – getting a result! Author resources such as TAA (Text and Academic Authors Association): http://www.taaonline.net/about/index.html Understanding the editorial process
  6. 6. Playing the publishing game – getting a result! Author resources such as TAA (Text and Academic Authors Association): http://www.taaonline.net/about/index.html Understanding the editorial process

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