The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

Paperback The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series

By (author) Tonette S. Rocco, By (author) Tim Hatcher, Foreword by John W. Creswell

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 229mm x 28mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 5 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470393351
  • ISBN 13: 9780470393352
  • Sales rank: 280,851

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Focusing on writing for publication, The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing discusses the components of a manuscript, types of manuscripts, and the submission process. It shows how to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The handbook covers how to develop writing skills by offering guidance on becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer and outlining what makes a good review, and includes advice on follow-through with editors, rejection, and rewrites and re-submittals.

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Tonette S. Rocco is associate professor of the Adult Education and Human Resource Development Program at Florida International University and coeditor of New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. Tim Hatcher is associate professor of Human Resource Development and Adult Education at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and former editor of Human Resource Development Quarterly.

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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer. "One of those rare books that will teach you something new every time you pick it up. It belongs on the desks of emerging scholars and writing professors everywhere."--Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York"Rocco and Hatcher have done every scholar, doctoral student, and committee chair a huge favor by putting this book together. Now in one place we can find resources to help graduate students and scholars get over their writing blocks and fear of writing, and learn how to write successfully."--Alan L. Carsrud, Loretta Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship Research, Ryerson University, and associate editor, Journal of Small Business Management"This handbook performs a valuable service by collecting the wisdom of scholars from different disciplines and countries and offering publishing guidance that is both rigorous and systematic. Everyone who writes for scholarly publication will benefit from the insights provided by this book."--Tom Radko, editor, Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Table of contents

Foreword xi John W. Creswell Preface xiii About the Editors xvii About the Authors xix PART ONE: BECOMING A PUBLISHED SCHOLAR 1 1 Reasons to Write, Writing Opportunities, and Other Considerations 3 Tonette S. Rocco 2 Publishing in Peer-Reviewed and Nonrefereed Journals: Processes, Strategies, and Tips 13 Gary J. Skolits, Ralph G. Brockett, Roger Hiemstra 3 Learning to Write: Wisdom from Emerging Scholars 26 Claire Kostopulos Nackoney, Sunny L. Munn, Jesus Fernandez 4 Scholarly Reading as a Model for Scholarly Writing 44 Mike Wallace, Alison Wray 5 Working with Tensions: Writing for Publication During Your Doctorate 62 Alison Lee, Claire Aitchison 6 The Process of Transforming the Dissertation or Thesis into Publication 75 Anthony H. Normore PART TWO: IMPROVING WRITING TECHNIQUES 89 7 Writing with Authority: Pitfalls and Pit Stops 91 Erwin H. Epstein 8 Finding Voice: Appreciating Audience 102 Monica Lee 9 Creating a Whole from the Parts: Qualities of Good Writing 115 Andrea D. Ellinger, Baiyin Yang 10 Developing a Research Problem and Purpose Statement 125 Ronald L. Jacobs PART THREE: PREPARING SCHOLARLY MANUSCRIPTS 143 11 Writing a Literature Review 145 Susan Imel 12 Increasing the Odds of Publishing a Qualitative Manuscript 161 Tonette S. Rocco, Maria S. Plakhotnik 13 Increasing the Likelihood of Publishing Quantitative Manuscripts 179 Isadore Newman, Carole Newman 14 Writing Research Articles Using Mixed Methods: Methodological Considerations to Help You Get Published 191 Isadore Newman, David Newman, Carole Newman 15 Writing Theory, Conceptual, and Position Articles for Publication 209 Gary N. McLean 16 Creating and Publishing Nonrefereed Manuscripts: How to Write Editorials and Book Reviews 222 Tim Hatcher, Kimberly S. McDonald PART FOUR: REFLECTING ON THE WRITING AND PUBLISHING PROCESS 237 17 Why Writers Should Also Be Reviewers 239 Robert Donmoyer 18 Addressing Feedback from Reviewers and Editors 251 Stephen D. Brookfield 19 International and Cross-Cultural Issues in Scholarly Publishing 262 AAhad M. Osman-Gani, Rob F. Poell 20 Working with Coauthors 274 Ann I. Nevin, Jacqueline S. Thousand, Richard A. Villa 21 Writing as Mentoring 293 Bradley C. Courtenay, Ronald M. Cervero, John M. Dirkx Resources: Further Reading for Scholarly Writing 311 Maria S. Plakhotnik, M. Brad Shuck Index 325