I want to write more about some of the practical applications of the general point I made in Communication vs Validation: Why are you publishing?. In particular, I want to connect my approach to writing and publishing with the larger themes of confidence and meaningfulness. This particular post … [Read more...] about What is the point of publishing peer-reviewed articles if you care about changing things out there in the world?
The primary purpose of publishing, even scholarly publishing, is communication. If you centre the communicative role of publishing, with a focus on the audience and the difference you would like your work to make for that audience, decisions about when and where to publish will change. This … [Read more...] about Communication vs Validation: why are you publishing?
It is a fact of life that if you want an academic job you need to publish. I wrote a bit about this over on the Careers Café blog at University Affairs. For most early career academics, or PhD students contemplating academic careers, this means thinking about your dissertation. Why publish your … [Read more...] about Publishing from your dissertation
A linky post for those who are interested. There are some interesting things to be found on this topic. Michael Cholbi at In Socrates Wake drew my attention to a few in his post inviting thoughts on whether humanists are avoiding exposure (responding to Alex Reid, see below). Which led me to … [Read more...] about Validation, communication, & academic blogging: some links
How is it that just as I write that post about validation and how stuck it can get you, I find another relevant link (via Twitter, don't let anyone tell you it isn't worthwhile; Sharing links is one of the benefits). Why Lists are a Flawed Approach to Assessing Excellence Some excerpts to … [Read more...] about Validation vs communication: another example