This post is something I initially wrote for my newsletter. I had come across something that I wanted to write about even though I didn't have a neat conclusion or lesson. I value freedom and autonomy. I know freedom and autonomy are important factors for many people who choose an academic career. I … [Read more...] about Thoughts on academic freedom, scholarly publishing, and mundane practices
When I talked to Katherine Firth, one of the things that came up was the frustration that comes from the writing process taking longer than expected. (The link goes right to the bit of the video where we talk about this.) This happens at all stages of the process because all academic writing … [Read more...] about Revision following peer review is a normal part of the scholarly writing process
The 4th book in my Short Guides series, Peer Review (A Short Guide), was published on 15 November 2019. I occasionally offer a class, Dealing With Reviewer Comments, based on the principles elaborated in this book. The main thing I want this Short Guide to do is transform your view of peer … [Read more...] about Peer review supports academic writing!
I have sent the full revised draft off to my editor and anticipate publishing this next volume in the Short Guides series in autumn 2019. [UPDATE: Peer Review (A Short Guide) was published on 15 November 2019 and can be ordered wherever you buy books.] The one sentence summary that has been guiding … [Read more...] about Excerpt from Peer Review (A Short Guide) on emotional labour
The scenario You (or someone like you) submitted a journal manuscript. Polite enquiry or a well designed journal website has provided information about how long the review process is expected to take. That time has passed. You’ve allowed some extra, possibly a couple of months of extra. What the … [Read more...] about How you, as a peer reviewer, can contribute to a better process