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STRATEGIES FOR
 PUBLICATION
        SHAUN LONGSTREET
 OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT
 SHAUN.LONGSTREET@UTDALLAS.EDU
AGENDA

    THE IMPORTANCE
    OF PUBLICATION

    DISSERTATION

    JOURNALS

    TOOLS FOR
    PRODUCTIVITY
What is so important
  about publishing?
• To communicate our work to our peers
• To collaborate with others
• Document ou...
Tenure expectations
• Varies by discipline
• Varies by department
 • ask!
 • aim high, be marketable
 • start immediately
Publishing takes time
• Writing
• Editing
• Submission
• Review
• Revise/Resubmit
• Rejection
Let’s Discuss

Let’s make a list of possible venues
    for publishing our research.
What to do with the
     Dissertation?
• Cut out the dissertation, editors do not need
  to see your research
• Tell a sto...
Publishing in a Journal

• Often quicker than monograph
• More concise for our work
• Sometimes preferred in particular fie...
Publishing in a Journal
• Appropriate? Consider the following:
 • Field & Approach
 • Blind review
 • Fees? (avoid vanity ...
Publishing in a Journal
• Do your homework - what do they publish.
• Follow the submissions guide for authors.
• Submit yo...
Article Rejected?
       •   Do not despair!

       • Read comments
       • Submit immediatelyjournal
         almost
  ...
Possible Publishing
         Cycle
• Research
• Conference
  presentations
• Journal article(s)
• Book / Major grant
Cover Letter to Editors
•   Be brief, be formal

•   State it is original, previously unpublished not under
    concurrent...
3 stage pipeline

• Aim for:
 • one item started
 • one item under review
 • one item in press
Strategies

•   MAKE TIME
• daily writing will get you published as
    much as 80% faster
• all-nighters and binge writin...
Common Obstacles
• Self-Censoring
• Fear of failing
• Perfectionism
• Procrastination
  R. Boice, Professors as Writers: A...
Practical Approach
• Schedule writing sessions
 • 5-6 times a week, at least for an hour
• Be strict with yourself
• Liste...
Generative Writing
• Think about your subject
• Shut off the inner critic
• Write for 10 minute bursts without stopping
• ...
Sharing Time
Tips for successful writing that
      you want to share?
My Tips
• Create writing groups
 • social, accountability, support
• Share your work with others
• Results first approach
•...
Use Conferences
• Great for writing motivators
• Talk to the publishers selling books
• Talk to presenters
• Attend the bu...
THANK YOU!
PLEASE FILL OUT
 THE FEEDBACK
   SURVEYS.
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Publishing Strategies

  1. 1. STRATEGIES FOR PUBLICATION SHAUN LONGSTREET OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT SHAUN.LONGSTREET@UTDALLAS.EDU
  2. 2. AGENDA THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLICATION DISSERTATION JOURNALS TOOLS FOR PRODUCTIVITY
  3. 3. What is so important about publishing? • To communicate our work to our peers • To collaborate with others • Document our research • To land a job • To attain tenure
  4. 4. Tenure expectations • Varies by discipline • Varies by department • ask! • aim high, be marketable • start immediately
  5. 5. Publishing takes time • Writing • Editing • Submission • Review • Revise/Resubmit • Rejection
  6. 6. Let’s Discuss Let’s make a list of possible venues for publishing our research.
  7. 7. What to do with the Dissertation? • Cut out the dissertation, editors do not need to see your research • Tell a story instead of documenting the conversation • Look at your bookshelf for places likely to publish your work
  8. 8. Publishing in a Journal • Often quicker than monograph • More concise for our work • Sometimes preferred in particular fields over books
  9. 9. Publishing in a Journal • Appropriate? Consider the following: • Field & Approach • Blind review • Fees? (avoid vanity pubs) • Citation index • Rejection rate
  10. 10. Publishing in a Journal • Do your homework - what do they publish. • Follow the submissions guide for authors. • Submit your article to only journal at a time! Work on those other publications while you wait.
  11. 11. Article Rejected? • Do not despair! • Read comments • Submit immediatelyjournal almost to another • Revise for submission elsewhere • Recycle into another project
  12. 12. Possible Publishing Cycle • Research • Conference presentations • Journal article(s) • Book / Major grant
  13. 13. Cover Letter to Editors • Be brief, be formal • State it is original, previously unpublished not under concurrent review • Use graphics very sparingly / Address any copyrighted material you use • Indicate some familiarity with the journal/press • Indicate qualifications / previous publications / open to editorial changes
  14. 14. 3 stage pipeline • Aim for: • one item started • one item under review • one item in press
  15. 15. Strategies • MAKE TIME • daily writing will get you published as much as 80% faster • all-nighters and binge writing are a thing of the past, get used to it.
  16. 16. Common Obstacles • Self-Censoring • Fear of failing • Perfectionism • Procrastination R. Boice, Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing (Stillwater, OK: New Forums, 1990)
  17. 17. Practical Approach • Schedule writing sessions • 5-6 times a week, at least for an hour • Be strict with yourself • Listen to your thoughts • Pay attention to negativity • Try to be positive
  18. 18. Generative Writing • Think about your subject • Shut off the inner critic • Write for 10 minute bursts without stopping • Write fast if you can, but go slow when thinking of purpose, direction, audience R. Boice, Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing (Stillwater, OK: New Forums, 1990)
  19. 19. Sharing Time Tips for successful writing that you want to share?
  20. 20. My Tips • Create writing groups • social, accountability, support • Share your work with others • Results first approach • Create rewards for success • Work on the spiral model
  21. 21. Use Conferences • Great for writing motivators • Talk to the publishers selling books • Talk to presenters • Attend the business meetings if you can • Go to the publishing house get-togethers
  22. 22. THANK YOU! PLEASE FILL OUT THE FEEDBACK SURVEYS.

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