When I talked to Katherine Firth, one of the things that came up was the frustration that comes from the writing process taking longer than expected. (The link goes right to the bit of the video where we talk about this.) This happens at all stages of the process because all academic writing … [Read more...] about Revision following peer review is a normal part of the scholarly writing process
Communicating scholarly knowledge
Publishing is an important part of your work as a scholar. Posts in this category address all times of publishing, understood as making your knowledge public: more or less formal methods, publishing for scholarly audiences, publishing for wider audiences.
For an introduction to how I approach the topic start with Communication vs Validation: Why are you publishing.
The 4th book in my Short Guides series, Peer Review (A Short Guide), will be published on 15 November 2019. Preorders are available wherever you buy books. In conjunction with the publication, I'll also be offering a free class, Dealing with Reviewer Comments, based on the principles outlined … [Read more...] about Peer review supports academic writing!
It saddens and frustrates me that so many scholars lose sight of how meaningful their academic work is (or was) for them in the face of external pressures. Too often the collective process of advancing knowledge has been obscured by competitive pressures that lead to bullying and a distraction from … [Read more...] about Scholarly writing as a collective project to advance knowledge
Helen Kara has written a though provoking piece about citation and scholarly friends: To Cite or Not to Cite your Friends One of her scholarly interests is ethics so it's not surprising that she would think about this in relation to the ethics of citation. Is citing your friends cronyism? Is it … [Read more...] about What does citation mean? Values and practices in scholarly work
I have sent the full revised draft off to my editor and anticipate publishing this next volume in the Short Guides series in autumn 2019. [UPDATE: publication date for Peer Review (A Short Guide) is 15 November 2019, preorders available from early October.] The one sentence summary that has been … [Read more...] about Excerpt from Peer Review (A Short Guide) on emotional labour