Academic's Guide to Publishing / Edition 1 available in Paperback
You've completed a research project: so how do you publish it?
For academics and postgraduates alike, this is the definitive guide to successfully publishing research. Its working premise is that completing a project is only the first phase of research. Publication is the second phase, and it requires specific skills and knowledge.
The Academic's Guide to Publishing provides the essential information on these skills in clear and succinct form:
- explains the different ways in which research can be published: in journals, books, reports, the Internet, popular media, and conferences
- demonstrates how the structures, practices and procedures involved work - making them easily understood and transparent
- situates research in the larger and changing context of Higher Education
The Academic's Guide to Publishing will show you how to secure a job, how to gain tenure, how to survive research assessment exercises, and how to obtain promotion. If you are a postgraduate or an established academic, this guide is a vital resource.
About the Author
Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, for which he was director between 2002 and 2013. He has published widely across the social sciences, including 23 books and 140 articles and book chapters. He is editor of the international journals, Progress in Human Geography and Dialogues in Human Geography, and for eleven years was the editor of Social and Cultural Geography. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, and edits two book series, Irish Society and Key Concepts in Geography. He is currently a PI on the Programmable City project, the Digital Repository of Ireland, and the All-Island Research Observatory. He has delivered over 100 invited talks at conferences and universities and his research has been cited over 600 times in local, national and international media. His book ‘Code/Space’ (with Martin Dodge) won the Association of American Geographers ‘Meridian Book Award’ for the outstanding book in the discipline in 2011 and a ‘CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2011’ award from the American Library Association. He was the 2013 recipient of the Royal Irish Academy's Gold Medal for the Social Sciences.
Table of Contents
Publishing ResearchA Strategic Approach to PublicationWorking with OthersGeneral Writing AdviceMalpractices and Intellectual PropertyWriting for Journals and Edited BooksWriting ReportsPublishing on the InternetDissemination through Popular MediaTypes of Book and Selecting a PublisherWriting and Submitting a Book ProposalNegotiating a Book ContractWriting a BookEditing a Book or Special IssueSelf-publishing a BookProposing a New Journal or Book SeriesEditing a Journal or NewsletterThe Production ProcessAttending Conferences and Presenting Papers and PostersMaking and Keeping ContactsOrganizing EventsFinal Words