Focus and Scope
December 6, 2012 6 Comments
This blog is focused on helping academics, my peers, to get their research published in journals. How? By doing what I know to do and what I love: researching, writing and spreading my knowledge to others, that is why I am a university professor.
It is not that I am a champion of publication in journals, that everything that I send it is published at the first or that I break publication records, it is not the case even remotely. But I have been able to identify several small things of which I believe are key in this topic, and which I would like to share:
- To give it the importance that it deserves, neither much nor little.
- To incorporate the routine and the obligation to publish into our complicated agendas.
- To understand the network of participants in this business: editors, journal managers and owners, publishing companies or reviewers, among others.
- To identify the journals in which to publish, which index category, quartile or relevance, country or specialty, and how often to do it.
- To build useful relationships with publishers.
- To develop a method for producing attractive articles for editors and readers.
- And many other things.
This blog therefore is not aimed at successful lecturers, with great local or international recognition, who think they do not need to publish in journals, but rather it is aimed at professors like me, hungry, wanting to build a consistent int’l curriculum and experience, who desperately look for approaching the publishing process in a smart and agile way.
Well, almost nothing!