Monthly Archives: November 2011

contacting journal editors: six dos, a maybe and a don’t

Journal editors can be contacted. The trick is to contact them at the appropriate time about the right things. DO contact the journal editor if you’re not sure whether the journal might be interested in the article you want to … Continue reading

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killing me softly, slide by powerpoint slide

I’m just about to head into another conference. I have to prepare my own presentations over the next few days and it’s made me think about what I loathe about powerpoint and its cousin prezi. I don’t mind a set … Continue reading

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self plagiarism and online publication… some musings

I’m a journal editor, one of a collective that edits the Educational Action Research Journal. One of the conditions of getting published in our journal is that authors sign an agreement which, among other things, says that the work isn’t … Continue reading

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never write a book without a publishing contract

A colleague of mine told me recently that he was writing a book. Just on spec, he said. And did I have any advice about what publishers might be interested. What could I say? I wanted to say give up … Continue reading

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am i a ‘writer’?

The other day I was listening to an interview with the novelist Victoria Hislop. When asked if she thought of herself as a writer, she said no. The interviewer was incredulous. How could someone who had written three novels, the … Continue reading

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