Demystifying Academic Publishing: Tips, Considerations, & Resources
Abstract: The pressure to play an active role in the academic publishing process is commonplace in institutions of higher education across the globe. However, navigating this world can be rather daunting, particularly for emerging scholars. Issues such as handling rejection, determining and reporting publication quality, engaging in the editorial process, approaches for effectively revising manuscript submissions, and aligning your publication goals with institutional values are but a few critical items to consider in both individual publications and as elements of a robust publication agenda. In an effort to address these issues, while also demystifying the academic publishing process, this presentation will provide a list of tips, considerations, and useful approaches to take when submitting scholarly works and developing a publication and research agenda. Examples and supporting resources, curated from leading journal editors in the fields of technology and teacher education, instructional design and technology, online and blended learning, and others, will be shared and discussed.