Handbook for Academic Authors

New and experienced authors alike will find this book an invaluable guide. '... should be required reading for scholar/authors, or would-be authors ... her book is a lucid and valuable primer that renders a needed service to academic ...

Author: Beth Luey


ISBN: 0521394945

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 273

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Beth Luey explains how to choose a publisher for an academic book and how to approach one with a persuasive and well-planned proposal. Moving on past the major hurdle of acceptance, she introduces the reader to the clauses of the publishing contract and offers advice on how to negotiate with a publisher. She gives clear commonsense guidance on preparing the final manuscript, applying for permission to quote, and producing suitable artwork. A major section describes the use of floppy discs as electronic manuscripts. The author provides additional advice on revising and submitting the dissertation; writing and submitting journal articles; and planning, writing, and publishing the scholarly book. She also tells how to handle the practical and diplomatic demands of editing a multi-author volume or an anthology. She provides an introduction to the very different world of textbook writing. A concluding chapter on prices and costs will help authors to understand the business of publishing. New and experienced authors alike will find this book an invaluable guide. '... should be required reading for scholar/authors, or would-be authors ... her book is a lucid and valuable primer that renders a needed service to academic authors and publishers alike.' Scholarly Publishing

Handbook for Academic Authors

Agents and Editorial Consultants Academic writers often wonder whether literary agents can help place their manuscripts . Usually the answer is no . Literary agents receive a fee of 10 or 15 percent of the author's royalties .

Author: Beth Luey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521891981

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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In this fourth edition, Beth Luey offers up to date advice to academic authors.

The Handbook Of Academic Writing A Fresh Approach

Perspective and background of the authors We are both experienced in the process of academic writing within our own disciplines and have worked with academic writers for many years. During this time, we have identified a range of common ...

Author: Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219339

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Writing is one of the most demanding tasks that academics and researchers face. In some disciplines we learn some of what we need to know to be productive, successful writers; but in other disciplines there is no training, support or mentoring of any kind.

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

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 ...

Author: Tonette S. Rocco

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047094921X

Category: Education

Page: 368

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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

Expanding the American Mind

A lively exploration of how nonfiction books have kept Americans learning long after leaving college

Author: Beth Luey

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558498176

Category: History

Page: 218

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A lively exploration of how nonfiction books have kept Americans learning long after leaving college

Academic Writing and Publishing

It should serve as a handbook for postgraduates and lecturers new to publishing. The book is written in a readable and lively personal style.

Author: James Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134053650

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Academic Writing and Publishing will show academics (mainly in the social sciences) how to write and publish research articles. Its aim is to supply examples and brief discussions of recent work in all aspects of the area in short, sharp chapters. It should serve as a handbook for postgraduates and lecturers new to publishing. The book is written in a readable and lively personal style. The advice given is direct and based on up-to-date research that goes beyond that given in current textbooks. For example, the chapter on titles lists different kinds of titles and their purposes not discussed in other texts. The chapter on abstracts instructs the reader on writing structured abstracts from the start.

An Author s Guide to Scholarly Publishing

A reference of "nuts and bolts," this book is also quick and entertaining reading when perused from cover to cover.

Author: Robin Derricourt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691186221

Category: Reference

Page: 233

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Directed specifically to the needs of academic authors, this realistic handbook is a guide to publishing success for both beginning and seasoned scholars. Robin Derricourt uses an immensely readable series of informal letters to provide a fund of practical advice: an up-to-date manual on how to plan and prepare a book, approach a publisher, secure a contract, and build a reliable author-publisher relationship that will last throughout the process of publication and marketing. Informed by rare common sense, and a sense of humor, the book speaks clearly about the most recent developments in the rapidly changing world of electronic publishing, clarifying what can and cannot be achieved with word processors. From the possible negative responses of a publisher to the questions implied by success--new editions and subsidiary rights--An Author's Guide to Scholarly Publishing is indispensable reading for academics in every field. Derricourt's candid yet encouraging suggestions will be useful at any stage of book preparation, including the process of writing, when focusing on purpose and audience benefits both the author and the future publisher, not to mention the future reader! Furthermore, his "letters" include those on various kinds of books--standard monographs, technical books, conference volumes, edited volumes, collected papers, textbooks, and works built on dissertations. A reference of "nuts and bolts," this book is also quick and entertaining reading when perused from cover to cover.

Writing For Academic Journals

London School of Economics Public Policy Group (n.d.) Maximizing the Impacts of Your Research: A Handbook for Social Scientists, Consultation Draft 3. London: LSE PPG. Luey, B. (2002) Handbook for Academic Authors, 4th edn.

Author: Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335263028

Category: Education

Page: 239

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This book unravels the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written.

Writing for Academic Journals 4e

hooks, b [sic] (1999) remembered rapture: the writer at work. New York: Henry Holt. ... Jenson, J. (2017) Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics. Chicago, IL: University of ... Luey, B. (2011) Handbook for Academic Authors, 5th edn.

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335248247

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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This comprehensive guide to writing journal articles addresses all the stages and recurring challenges, from targeting a journal to dealing with reviewer feedback. Drawing on many years of running ‘Writing for Publication’ workshops, Murray explores not only style and structure but also behaviours and emotions. As a key component of both research courses and careers, this timely text also addresses the struggle to make time for high quality academic writing and how to ensure a writing-life balance. Examining a variety of approaches, relevant to many different academic disciplines, this core text demystifies and defines writing practices and makes this form of high-stakes academic writing seem manageable. Writing for journals has never been more competitive, and writers, researchers, practitioners and students need expert guidance on productive practices and ways of maintaining focus and motivation, which Murray provides. This latest edition is completely updated and more relevant than ever for clinicians, practitioners and students. "This book was already a classic, but the update makes it even more useful. From finding time to write, doing a short literature review and identifying scam journals, Rowena Murray provides an excellent, concise and accessible companion for writing academic journal papers, which is appropriate for both students and working academics." Associate Professor Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training, The Australian National University, Australia “Rowena Murray has approached publishing in a journal with scientific rigour. Following this book’s recommendations will make it impossible to find a convincing excuse for failure to publish. She herself writes with a high level of artisanal skill; this book is fast paced, stylish and highly readable. Her own extensive experience in supporting journal article writers tempers this book with the credibility of a seasoned veteran. Best of all, there is a wealth of wisdom here—in advising on how to publish, Murray is also advising on how to live a satisfying life as a writer.” Associate Professor Susan Carter, University of Auckland, New Zealand “In Writing for Academic Journals (4th edition), Rowena Murray’s voice is direct, down-to-earth and wise. Drawing on a depth of practical experience as both published author and writing teacher, she conveys the message that, yes, publishing in academic journals is demanding, but it’s also very possible. And that once you are successful, there is still much to be learned from reading books like this one and hanging out with others in writing groups and workshops. To that end, the book is a trove of tips and techniques helpful to all who pursue the challenging craft of (good) academic writing.” Barbara Grant, Associate Professor in the School of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and author of Academic writing retreats: A facilitator's uide

The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career

Allen, Michael W. Authorware Academic User's Guide: Version 3.5 for Use with Macintosh and Windows. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1996. Anthony, Rebecca, and Gerald Roe. The Curriculum Vitae Handbook: How to Present and ...

Author: John A. Goldsmith

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226301495

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Is a career as a professor the right choice for you? If you are a graduate student, how can you clear the hurdles successfully and position yourself for academic employment? What's the best way to prepare for a job interview, and how can you maximize your chances of landing a job that suits you? What happens if you don't receive an offer? How does the tenure process work, and how do faculty members cope with the multiple and conflicting day-to-day demands? With a perpetually tight job market in the traditional academic fields, the road to an academic career for many aspiring scholars will often be a rocky and frustrating one. Where can they turn for good, frank answers to their questions? Here, three distinguished scholars—with more than 75 years of combined experience—talk openly about what's good and what's not so good about academia, as a place to work and a way of life. Written as an informal conversation among colleagues, the book is packed with inside information—about finding a mentor, avoiding pitfalls when writing a dissertation, negotiating the job listings, and much more. The three authors' distinctive opinions and strategies offer the reader multiple perspectives on typical problems. With rare candor and insight, they talk about such tough issues as departmental politics, dual-career marriages, and sexual harassment. Rounding out the discussion are short essays that offer the "inside track" on financing graduate education, publishing the first book, and leaving academia for the corporate world. This helpful guide is for anyone who has ever wondered what the fascinating and challenging world of academia might hold in store. Part I - Becoming a Scholar * Deciding on an Academic Career * Entering Graduate School * The Mentor * Writing a Dissertation * Landing an Academic Job Part II - The Academic Profession * The Life of the Assistant Professor * Teaching and Research * Tenure * Competition in the University System and Outside Offers * The Personal Side of Academic Life

Self publishing Textbooks and Instructional Materials

Handbook for Academic Authors , 4th edition , by Beth Luey ( Cambridge University Press , 2002 ) . ... Handbook of Nonsexist Writing : For Writers , Editors , and Speakers , 2nd edition , by Casey Miller and Kate Swift ( Harper & Row ...

Author: Franklin H. Silverman

Publisher: Atlantic Path Publishing

ISBN: 0972816437

Category: Education

Page: 186

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A practical guide to successful--and respectable--self publishing. For academic authors, college instructors, education writers, and curriculum developers. By Franklin H. Silverman, a college professor and author of 14 books in his field and on academic authoring. With a Foreword by Dan Poynter of ParaPublishing, foremost authority on self-publishing and author of The Self-Publishing Manual, 14th edition. Other forewords by Ronald Pynn, Executive Director of the Text and Academic Authors Association, and John Vivian, textbook author and President of the Society of Academic Authors.

Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Knowledge

The model involves a dynamic game between academic authors and journal editors, who have somewhat different objectives. One could think of the author being a faculty member at a university and the journal editor might be a university ...

Author: Cristiano Antonelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136178658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Knowledge provides a comprehensive framework to integrate the advancements over the last 20 years in the analysis of technological knowledge as an economic good, and in the static and dynamic characteristics of its generation process. There is a growing consensus in the field of economics that knowledge, technological knowledge in particular, is one of the most relevant resources of wealth, yet it is one of the most difficult and complex activities to understand or even to conceptualize. The economics of knowledge is an emerging field that explores the generation, exploitation, and dissemination of technological knowledge. Technological knowledge cannot any longer be regarded as a homogenous good that stems from standardized generation processes. Quite the opposite, technological knowledge appears more and more to be a basket of heterogeneous items, resources, and even experiences. All of these sources, which are both internal and external to the firm, are complementary, as is the interplay between a bottom-up and top-down generation processes. In this context, the interactions between the public research system, private research laboratories, and various networks of learning processes, within and among firms, play a major role in the creation of technological knowledge. In this Handbook special attention is given to the relationship among technological knowledge and both upstream scientific knowledge and related downstream resources. By addressing the antecedents and consequences of technological knowledge from both an upstream and downstream perspective, this Handbook will become an indispensable tool for scholars and practitioners aiming to master the generation and the use of technological knowledge.

Handbook of Emerging Economies

For TFP, the estimated growth rates range from 2.1% to 5.6% for China and from 0.1% to 3.6% for India.4 In the following section, we review these estimates by separating them into three clusters: (1) those by academic authors and ...

Author: Robert E. Looney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136267246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 626

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A major new volume in the Routledge International Handbooks series analysing emerging and newly emerged economies, including the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other likely (Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Korea) as well as possible (Vietnam, The Philippines, Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Colombia and Argentina) candidates for emerging economy status. Chapters on theories surrounding emerging markets (including the Beijing/Washington Consensus debate) offer an overview of current issues in development economics, in addition to providing an integrated framework for the country case studies. Written by experts, this handbook will be invaluable to academics and students of economics and emerging economies, as well as to business people and researchers seeking information on economic development and the accelerating pace of globalization.

Designs Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management

Handbook for Academic Authors. Cambridge University Press Luey, B. and Thatcher, S. (2007). Revising Your Dissertation Advice from Leading Editors. University of California Press. Oxford. (2012). New Oxford Style Manual.

Author: Beverly Pasian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351981330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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Project management as a discipline has experienced near-exponential growth in its application across the business and not-for-profit sectors. This original, authoritative guide provides both practitioner and student researchers with a complete guide to research practice on project management. In Designs, Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management, Beverly Pasian has brought together original chapters from a veritable who's who of project management research including authors such as Harvey Maylor, Christophe Bredillet, Derek Walker, Miles Shepherd, Janice Thomas, Naomi Brookes and Darren Dalcher. The collection looks at research strategy, management, methodology, techniques as well as emerging topics such as social network analysis. The 38 chapters offer an international perspective with examples from a wide range of project management applications; engineering, construction, mega-projects, high-risk environments and social transformation. Each chapter includes tips and exercises for the research student, as well as a complete set of further references.

Publishing for Tenure and Beyond

The Writer's Desk . New York , NY : Random House . LUEY , B. ( 1987 ) . Handbook for Academic Authors . New York , NY : Cambridge University Press . MICHENER , J. A. ( 1992 ) . James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook .

Author: Franklin H. Silverman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 027596390X

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Deals candidly with the process of publishing for tenure including writing journal articles and scholarly monographs, strategies for creating a publication record, and the ethics of writing.

The Academic s Guide to Publishing

It is perhaps no surprise to find that many academics pick up their thesis after a few years think it amateurish and embarrassing; they have progressed as a writer ... References Luey, B. (2002) Handbook for Academic Authors, 4th edn.

Author: Rob Kitchin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900829

Category: Education

Page: 180

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the definitive guide to successfully publishing social science research, securing a job, gaining tenure, surviving research assessment exercises, and obtaining promotion.

Business and Technical Communication

Designed for students and writers , this handbook uses a color keyed format to identify basic rules ( blue ) ... This handbook helps academic authors understand what publishers want , thereby improving their chances for publication .

Author: Sandra E. Belanger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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By combining research sources with an annotated bibliography this reference title locates the sources that offer practical solutions to business and technical communication problems.

Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Beth Luey discusses this problem in her Handbook for Academic Authors: “Good academic writing is clear and succinct. (To use myself as an example,| first wrote that sentence:'For the purposes of academic writing, writing well is writing ...

Author: Guruprasad Madhavan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387764955

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

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This indispensable guide provides a roadmap to the broad and varied career development opportunities in bioengineering, biotechnology, and related fields. Eminent practitioners lay out career paths related to academia, industry, government and regulatory affairs, healthcare, law, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more. Lifetimes of experience and wisdom are shared, including "war stories," strategies for success, and discussions of the authors’ personal views and motivations.

Writing for Earth Scientists

There are many books on academic publishing. Some particularly valued examples from my own bookshelf include Robert A. Day's How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper (5th edn, Oryx, 1998); Beth Luey's Handbook for Academic Authors ...

Author: Stephen K. Donovan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119216773

Category: Science

Page: 248

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The time has come. You are an Earth scientist. You’ve spent weeks, months, years working on this project – now is the time to pull it together for publication. You might be writing an undergraduate or graduate thesis, a research paper for a leading journal, a note for the newsletter of the local amateur scientific society, a book review or an abstract for a specialist geological conference. How do you make the transition from promising unpublished researcher to established academic author? Of course, the phrase ‘academic publishing’ covers a multitude of sins; monographs, research papers, book reviews, conference abstracts or whatever each requires a different approach. You have to decide what it is you are going to write and where to publish it. There are co-authors, supervisors of your degree, peer reviewers and editors to deal with on the way. But the only way to write like an academic is to write like an academic. . . where do you start? You could do much worse than start here. There are many books on how to write and be published aimed at research students and other aspiring academics. Many of these are readable, comprehensive and provide good advice. This book is composed of numerous short chapters on this subject, all directly relevant to one or more aspects of academic publishing and aimed particularly at the Earth scientists in the broadest sense. Geologists will be encouraged to use the book as much as a reference as a reader, ‘dipping in’ to the chapters that contain relevant tips, hints and comments to enable them to improve the paper that they are currently writing. The book is intended to be informative, readable and, above all, of practical application for all readers. In summary, the volume will be a readable compilation investigating many facets of academic publishing relevant to the Earth sciences. It will be of particular interest to postgraduate students, postdocs and new academics

Write No Matter What

Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 2011. Lerner, Betsy. The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers. New York: Riverhead Books, 2000. ... Handbook for Academic Authors. 5th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, ...

Author: Joli Jensen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226461847

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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With growing academic responsibilities, family commitments, and inboxes, scholars are struggling to fulfill their writing goals. A finished book—or even steady journal articles—may seem like an impossible dream. But, as Joli Jensen proves, it really is possible to write happily and productively in academe. Jensen begins by busting the myth that universities are supportive writing environments. She points out that academia, an arena dedicated to scholarship, offers pressures that actually prevent scholarly writing. She shows how to acknowledge these less-than-ideal conditions, and how to keep these circumstances from draining writing time and energy. Jensen introduces tools and techniques that encourage frequent, low-stress writing. She points out common ways writers stall and offers workarounds that maintain productivity. Her focus is not on content, but on how to overcome whatever stands in the way of academic writing. Write No Matter What draws on popular and scholarly insights into the writing process and stems from Jensen’s experience designing and directing a faculty writing program. With more than three decades as an academic writer, Jensen knows what really helps and hinders the scholarly writing process for scholars in the humanities, social sciences,and sciences. Cut down the academic sword of Damocles, Jensen advises. Learn how to write often and effectively, without pressure or shame. With her encouragement, writers of all levels will find ways to create the writing support they need and deserve.