I've been pulling together my thoughts on the writing process and publishing with a view to publishing some Short Guides on popular ebook platforms. In doing so I remembered an early influence on my thinking around validation and communication: Dorothy E. Smith. My copy of The Everyday World as … [Read more...] about Dorothy E. Smith on the purpose of publishing
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.
These 2 pieces of advice for (student) readers came across my virtual desk: How to read a book,v 5.0 by Paul N. Edwards, School of Information, University of Michigan Reading with purpose by Michael Newman, Associate Professor of Media Studies,University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, writing in … [Read more...] about What does advice for readers mean for you as a writer?
One of my academic FB friends shared a blog post she’d published with the caveat that these were thoughts she hadn’t quite straightened out yet. One of her other friends said this: I’m grateful this piece is not neat - it’s just staring at me as a reminder for me to write, regardless of whether I … [Read more...] about Incoherent thoughts shouldn’t stop you from writing
Writing for scholarly journals and writing for wider impact are not mutually exclusive. The impact your work has outside of academia is partly dependent on the quality of the work and the respect that work has within relevant academic networks. Yes, we want evidence based policy and practice, but … [Read more...] about Prestigious journals & wider impact
The primary purpose of academic publishing is to communicate with other scholars. This form of communication is rather formal. The bar for acceptance into the conversation is high. This conversation is asynchronous and takes place over very long time periods. What happens once you've published your … [Read more...] about What it means to make a contribution to knowledge