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Category Archives: journal
Journal editors often report that the major reason for desk rejecting papers – that is they send the papers back to the author rather than send them out to reviewers – is that the paper doesn’t fit their journal. The … Continue reading
Meet Dr Deluded. Dr Deluded is angry. Very angry. Dr Deluded just can’t get published. It’s not that he doesn’t try. Dr Deluded writes a lot and submits to journals. In fact, he is so keen to get his work out … Continue reading
This week – in fact, as this post publishes – I’m running a workshop on academic writing. I do run these kinds of workshops relatively often. And I do really like an opportunity to have a bit of fun. Always. … Continue reading
This is a confession. One I know I shouldn’t be making in public. But I am. I need to explain, before I let you in on my guilty secret, that I am a fanatical reader. I read every day and … Continue reading
The PhD is often stressful and trying. Nevertheless, most people do get through it. Many PhDers keep a journal to help work through the difficulties, challenges and worries that they experience. Writing about the everyday can of course just be … Continue reading
Once you have winkled the topic of your paper out of its thesis shell, you need to select the journal that you want to publish in. And once you’ve made that decision, you need to remember these five things as you start to think … Continue reading
Perhaps you are one of those people who writes a conference paper and then sends it off almost immediately to a journal. But perhaps not. Maybe you have rather more conference papers stockpiled than you’d like – conference papers that never seem … Continue reading
This guest post is written by Jodie Pennacchia, a final year PhD researcher at The University of Nottingham, based jointly in the Schools of Education and Social Work and Social Policy. Jodie’s research focuses on the English school academies programme. … Continue reading
So you’ve been sent a paper to review. Before you even start thinking about what to do, and before you start thinking about reading beyond the abstract, it’s a good idea to check the stance you are about to take. … Continue reading