Tuesday, April 12
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Silver Pearl Ballroom 2

What Editors Wish Authors Knew About Academic Publishing

Invited (F2F) ID: 60821
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    Richard Hartshorne
    University of Central Florida
  2. Kara Dawson
    Univ. of Florida
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    Chrystalla Mouza
    Univ. of Delaware
  4. Albert Ritzhaupt
    Univ. of Florida
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    Denise Schmidt-Crawford
    Iowa State University

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 and support authors, a collection of chapters from the editors of ten leading journals in educational technology was published as the open access book, “What Journal Editors Wish Authors Knew About Academic Publishing,” with each chapter providing the journal’s mission and purpose, an explanation of the submission and review process for the journal, and perhaps most importantly, advice and best practices for authors considering submission to the individual journals. This presentation will provide a discussion of a curated collection of tips, considerations, and useful approaches to take when submitting scholarly works mined from “What Editors Wish Authors Knew About Academic Publishing.” Areas of focus will include: • Finding an appropriate venue for academic publications • Diversifying works • The importance of following publishing/author guidelines • Predatory journals • Useful publication trajectories • The benefits of reviewing • How to be a good reviewer • Understanding the revision process • Aligning publication goals with career goals and institutional values • Potential reasons for delay in the publication process • The importance of clarity • And more. The session will conclude with a question & answer session.

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