Writing for Academic Journals by Rowena MurrayWriting for Academic Journals by Rowena Murray

Writing for Academic Journals

byRowena Murray

Paperback | September 16, 2013

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Writing for publication is a daunting and time-consuming task for many academics. And yet the pressure for academics to publish has never been greater. This book demystifies the process of writing academic papers, showing readers what good papers look like and how they can be written.

Offering a research-informed understanding of the contemporary challenges of writing for publication, this book gives practical advice for overcoming common obstacles such as finding a topic, targeting journals, and finding the time to write. The author offers a range of helpful writing strategies, making this an invaluable handbook for academics at all stages of their career, from doctoral students to early career researchers and even experienced academics.

The third edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the changing landscape of academic writing, including the most recent research and theory on writing across the disciplines. Drawing on her extensive experience of running writing workshops and working closely with academics on developing writing, Rowena Murray offers practical and tested strategies for good academic writing.

New to the third edition:

  • Advice on how to use social media to promote your publications
  • More examples from different disciplines and journals
  • More advice on how to tackle writer's block
  • Extended end-of-chapter checklists
  • New evidence that these strategies really work!
Rowena Murray is Professor of Education at the University of the West of Scotland, UK.
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Title:Writing for Academic JournalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.13 × 6.06 × 0.63 inPublished:September 16, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:033526302X

ISBN - 13:9780335263028

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Why write for academic journals?
2. Targeting a journal
3. Finding time to write
4. Finding a topic and developing an argument
5. Outlining
6. Drafting
7. Revising the draft
8. Dialogue and feedback
9. Responding to reviewers' feedback
10. After publication
Conclusion