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Writing for academic journals

Author: Murray, Rowena Publisher: Open University Press, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 223 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0335213936Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Writing for academic journals Writing for academic journals Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Beyond reason and vanity 1 Why write for academic journals? xi xiv What is academic writing? Can it be learned? Is it innate? Reasons for writing Reasons for publishing Internal and external drivers Career implications Research profile What is 'research'? Reasons for not writing 'I haven't done any research' Intellectual capacity Turgid writing Narrow range Pre-peer review Guilt, fear and anxiety Procrastination The writing self Team and collaborative writing Barriers to writing An integrative strategy Checklist 2 Targeting a journal 'That's interesting!' Getting to know the journals Peer reviewed or professional? Instructions for authors Journals that 'count' Analysing a journal Working out what is acceptable Becoming a scholar of the journal Analysing abstracts Defining genre Joining the conversation Cloning or creativity? Mediating Personal negotiations Contacting the editor Editors' responses Wait time Checklist 3 Finding a topic a n d developing a n argument Finding a topic Conference presentations Thesis Freewriting Generative writing Writing to prompts The writing 'sandwich' Finding readers: critic, mentor, buddy and others Finding a voice Finding an argument Formulating a hypothesis Constructing an argument The quality question Calibrating your topic Writing a working title Checklist 4 Outlining Level 3 outlining Allocating word lengths Writing an abstract - Brown's 8 questions Outlining a paper - Murray's 10 prompts Calibrating your outline Checklist 5 Drafting What constitutes good writing in journals? Shaping sections Streamlining Turning headings into prompts Internal critique Checklist 6 Revising t h e draft Foregrounding generic aspects of academic style Revising the outline Revising drafts Generative writing Using the writers' group The critical friend and the 'tame' subject expert Revision processes Iterative processes Developing a concise style Polishing The final revision Checklist 7 Finding time t o write Incremental writing 'Binge' or 'snack'? A writing plan Goal setting 30-minute slots Monitoring progress Creating a place for writing in your life Becoming a regular writer A six-month writing programme Checklist 8 Dialogue a n d feedback A writers' group Writers' retreat Dialogue More freewriting and generative writing Checklist 9 Responding t o reviewers' feedback The 'grim reader' Examples of reviewers' comments Destructive feedback What to do with hostile reviews Contradictory comments Rejection Resubmission Responding to feedback from editors and reviewers What now? Acceptance Proofs Offprints Marketing your writing What next? Recycling and 'salami-slicing' Writing a book Developing a programme for writing Checklist Bibliography Index

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