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. The one sentence summary that has been guiding my revisions is "Peer review supports academic writing!" The book has 3 main chapters: One giving an overview of … [Read more...] about Excerpt from Peer Review (A Short Guide) on emotional labour
Scholarly Publishing: a category in transition
Communicating your research knowledge to scholarly audiences. Books, journals, edited collections, etc. Selecting a journal or publisher. How publishing is used in evaluation processes.
Posts in this category will be edited and/or recategorized beginning in July 2015 as we move to a library of useful information.
I am tempted to put "Part 1" at the end of the title because I'm sure there are more, but since I have no intention of writing any more of this series at the moment, I'll leave it. If you report your gremlin's sneaky tricks in the comments or privately, I will add to the series. One of the Studio … [Read more...] about Sneaky ways your gremlins try to get you not to actually publish
What follows is a draft of one section of my next Short Guide, Peer Review. I approach peer review as primarily editorial labour with the goal of improving scholarship. I question the use of "gate keeping" as a metaphor for the role of peer reviewers in making recommendations to editors regarding … [Read more...] about The value of voluntary peer review labour
I want to write more about some of the practical applications of the general point I made in Communication vs Validation: Why are you publishing?. In particular, I want to connect my approach to writing and publishing with the larger themes of confidence and meaningfulness. This particular post … [Read more...] about What is the point of publishing peer-reviewed articles if you care about changing things out there in the world?
The third volume in the Short Guides series will be published in January 2019. In Scholarly Publishing I focus on the big picture of publishing for scholarly audiences. After discussing the purpose of publishing for scholarly readers and what is meant by making a contribution to the advancement of … [Read more...] about Selecting a Journal, an excerpt from Scholarly Publishing (A Short Guide)