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?
Developing a Practice: Feedback & Criticism
Giving and receiving feedback and criticism is hard. And yet it is central to everything you do.
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, also available in the Resource Room for members of … [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. If you are procrastinating … [Read more...] about Managing Manuscript Edits
As I was preparing the class on Dealing With Reviewer Comments (now available in the Resource Room 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 … [Read more...] about Why questions are useful in feedback
You’ve worked really hard on this article. The subject is important to you. You have something important to say. It feels urgent. This vision you have for the paper is extremely important. You know what you want to say even if you are struggling to say it clearly. That vision is still important … [Read more...] about Your vision guides the writing and the revision