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
Developing a Practice: Feedback & Criticism
Giving and receiving feedback and criticism is hard. And yet it is central to everything you do.
The scenario You submitted your journal manuscript. Polite enquiry or a well designed journal website has provided you with information about how long they expect the review process to take. That time has passed. You’ve allowed some extra, possibly a couple of months extra. What the … [Read more...] about The frustrations of peer review: why is it taking so long?
I received a tweet asking whether I had written anything about managing manuscript edits. I have a class available that helps with the emotional aspects of that process, and leads you through the process of making decisions (Dealing with Criticism, recording available for members of the Academic … [Read more...] about Communicating manuscript edits
I received a tweet asking whether I had written anything about managing manuscript edits. You need to figure out how to manage the work involved in revising the manuscript once you've made those decisions. And you'll need to write a letter to the editor when you resubmit. In November 2019, I … [Read more...] about Managing Manuscript Edits
As I was preparing the class on Dealing With Reviewer Comments (recording available for members of the Academic Writing Studio), I asked some friends and colleagues to recommend resources for dealing with feedback. That's how I discovered Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process. Lerman developed … [Read more...] about Why questions are useful in feedback