Writing and publishing are at the heart of most academic and research pursuits. Many potential authors, however, feel lost in the seemingly Everest climbing-like process. There is little formal education that authors receive during their education. The Little Guide to Getting Your Journal Article Published seeks to pull back the curtain on the process and provide essential information to lead authors to their goals.
The Little Guide answers all of a novice author's questions in a direct and useful fashion. The book can be read all the way through or serve as a spot reference guide as authors wind their way through the process. The book is divided into 29 short, focused chapters. Sections include "Getting Started," "Selecting Potential Journals for Submission," "Writing Your Article," "Submitting Your Article," and "Publication at Last."
John Bond has been in academic publishing for over 30 years as an editor, publisher, chief content officer, and now Publishing Consultant. He has overseen the publishing of over 20,000 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Acknowledgments and Dedication
Preface: Helping Authors Communicate Their Message
Introduction: How to Use This Book
Section I: Getting Started
Chapter 1.Starting with a Purpose
Chapter 2.Defining Your Idea or Topic
Chapter 3.Developing a Plan
Chapter 4.Developing a Timeline
Chapter 5.Performing a Literature Review
Chapter 6.Choosing an Article Type or Format
Chapter 7.Targeting Your Ideal Readers
Chapter 8.Deciding on Sole or Co-Authorship
Section II: Selecting Potential Journals for Submission
Chapter 9.Understanding Journal Publishing
Chapter 10.Understanding Peer Review
Chapter 11.Comparing Open Access to Other Journal Models
Chapter 12.Getting to Know a Journal
Chapter 13.Considering Preprints
Chapter 14.Using Journal Finder Tools
Chapter 15.Reviewing Guidelines for Authors and Style Manuals
Chapter 16.Deciding Whether to Query Potential Journals
Chapter 17.Determining a Final Target List of Potential Journals
Section III: Writing Your Article
Chapter 18.Understanding the Parts of an Article
Chapter 19.Writing Your Article
Chapter 20.Adding Figures, Tables, and References
Chapter 21.Editing Your Article
Chapter 22.Getting Your Article Reviewed Before Submission
Section IV: Submitting Your Article
Chapter 23.The Final Review
Chapter 24.Submitting Your Article
Chapter 25.Waiting for a Decision
Chapter 26.Receiving a Decision and What Follows
Section V: Publication at Last
Chapter 27.Understanding the Publication Process
Chapter 28.Marketing Your Work: Read this Chapter!
Chapter 29.Afterward: Continuing Writing and Advancing Your Career
Appendix: Sample Forms
Journal Comparison Chart
About the Author
This is an incredibly useful guide and not just for new academics seeking to publish their very first article. It is filled with great ideas and important reminders even for those of us who have published several articles in the past but need to publish our first article on a new project. This book should be provided to all new faculty at all universities that require publications before awarding tenure.
John Bond masterfully summarizes the academic journal article writing and publishing process into straight-forward, actionable advice based on his years of experience in the field. This 'Little Guide' will make a HUGE impact for new and experienced academic authors seeking publication of their next article.
This is a must-read book for the new hired university professor. From practical advice about putting yourself first when establishing time management priorities to getting a sneak peek behind the mystical world of publishing, this book provides a foundation for a successful career in the publish or perish world of academia.
A delightful and comprehensive how-to guide applicable to all researchers, early or established, that eases you through the ongoing journey of publishing! Reading this book will inspire you to keep writing and stay on track!
An informative, encouraging, and comfortable read. Without a doubt, the most useful book I have ever read on the subject of how to publish your writing.
A clear, concise, and conversational guide to academic publishing. Each chapter is packed with useful information that demystifies the journey from idea to published article.
John Bond’s The Little Guide to Getting Your Journal Article Published is a concise primer on the process of publishing a scholarly article. It will be especially useful for those new to publishing, but even veteran authors will find good advice just by dropping into one of the chapters, each illuminating a part of the process in a simple and engaging style.
John Bond’s book is a complete, concise handbook for completing and submitting a scholarly journal article. I love the project management style and the emphasis on working through a timeline.
This guide provides a comprehensive overview of the academic publishing process, including important considerations such as selecting the right journal, collaborating with co-authors, working through the stages of publications, and responding to reviewers.
John Bond is to be commended for his work. I recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their writing.