A Guide to Publishing in Scholarly Communication Journals

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Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 67 pages
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This guide offers detailed advice on the journal article publication process, describing each step of the process and providing insights for improving the presentation of work intended for publication in communication journals. It includes advice from journal editors across the discipline and offers resource materials to help both new and seasoned writers publish their work.

The guide begins with an overview of the publication process, followed by a discussion of each step of the manuscript submission, review, and revision processes. In addition to reality-based answers to questions often posed to editors, resource materials are provided in the appendices, introducing readers to the various forms and correspondence they will encounter when they submit their work for consideration. The guide focuses on the issues and procedures associated with the publication process, examining rules and expectations encountered during the publishing process that are often assumed to be known but are rarely articulated. The guidance provided here will aid in establishing consistency in publication practices and will contribute toward improving the quality of journal submissions, as well as enhancing interaction with editors and reviewers.

As a guide to demystifying procedures associated with the publication process, this resource will serve all academic authors desiring to publish their work in scholarly communication journals.

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Mark L. Knapp (Ph.D., Penn State University) is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Professor in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as editor of Human Communication Research and as President of the National Communication Association and the International Communication Association. Knapp has written several books and numerous scholarly articles. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards of 12 scholarly journals and was a section editor for the International Encyclopedia of Communications. He also edited a series of professional books and co-edited a series of textbooks for Sage Publications.
John A. Daly (Ph.D., Purdue University) is the Liddell Professor of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published more than 100 articles and chapters in journals in communication, English, psychology, anthropology, and other related fields. Daly has served as editor of Communication Education and Written Communication and has been on the editorial boards of nine different journals. He served as head of the Publications Board of the National Communication Association, as well as President of that Association. In addition, he is a past chair of the Council of Communication Societies. In ICA, he served as Chair of the Instructional Communication Division and twice served on the Board of Directors.

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