The primary purpose of publishing, even scholarly publishing, is communication. If you centre the communicative role of publishing, with a focus on the audience and the difference you would like your work to make for that audience, decisions about when and where to publish will change. This … [Read more...] about Communication vs Validation: why are you publishing?
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
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
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