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SSGS670 - From Academics to the Profession: Publishing in the Social Sciences


This graduate workshop is an introduction to the complex world of academic publishing and is designed to give writers in the School of Security and Global Studies practical experience in getting their work published in peer-reviewed journals. Using Wendy Laura Belcher’s best-selling Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, the course explains the publication process to students and shares strategies for achieving success in the academic writing arena, including setting up a work schedule, identifying appropriate journals for submission, working with editors, writing query letters, clarifying arguments, and organizing material. In a supportive environment, participants revise a previously completed classroom paper, conference paper, thesis, or other work into a peer-reviewed article and submit it for publication. The goal of this course is to aid participants in taking their papers from classroom quality to journal quality and in overcoming anxiety about academic publishing in the process. Students will be required to have completed 24 credits before taking this course. Prior to enrolling students must submit the paper they wish to improve to their program director for approval.






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Book Title: Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
ISBN: 9781412957014
Publication Info: Sage
Author: Wendy Laura Belcher
Unit Cost: $67.20
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A