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Publication Workshop, University of Salford, July 27 2011 updated for PGCAP workshop 8 Dec 2011

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  • 1.Publication Workshop : Developing your work for (journal) publication Frances Bell Co-editor Research in Learning Technology Moira Mc Loughlin University of Salford

2. Aim

  • An interactive session designed to help develop your skills and knowledge in relation to writing for publication in a journal
  • Opportunity to ask questions, review drafts

3. Gestation or Night in

  • Close colleagues:
  • Presentation/ feedback
  • Local peer review
  • Conference:
  • Presentation/ feedback

Personal network: Blogging and comments Journal: Read content Check audience Offer to review Submit , and resubmit No such thing as failure 4. Who is your audience? Where should you publish?

  • Looking at possible journals helps you imagine their audience better
  • Thinking about your audience helps you choose a journal outlet
  • Research research!

5. Common Problems

  • So what?
  • Knowledgegap

6. Coherence Abstract 7. Title

  • TitleAudience
  • One approach is:
    • Does it do what it says on the tin?
    • Rachael Jacobs. Aesthetic development in pre-service teacher education: An interdisciplinary dialogue
    • Search engine optimisation
  • Alternative approach:
    • Catchy title
    • Flying not flapping: a strategic framework for e-learning and pedagogical innovation in higher education institutions
  • Check here including the word Facebook seems to be quite a good idea

8. Write about

  • what interestsyou
  • Whilst making sure you are likely toattract an audience

Blogging Au Plein Air ,after Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital Man using iPadbyC. Regina 9. A few practical tips or dont annoy the editor!

  • If you are not sure if your work fits the journal, can email abstract to editor
  • Follow style and structure guidelines word length, Headings, etc., citations, references
  • Check images (resolution, etc.)
  • Proof read before sending


  • ONE
  • - identify a research question, objective
  • - write a title (5 minutes)
  • - share with your neighbour, question, clarify, improve (5 minutes)
  • TWO
  • - write an abstract (10 mins) - see handout
  • - swap with your neighbour,
  • read and feedback (10 mins)
  • Thanks to Rhona Sharpe for this exercise

1-2-3 - the ten minute abstract 11.

  • Informal consultation..

And now! 12. Resources

  • Emerald How to write effectively
    • We used today
  • Oxford University PressACS Style Guide
  • Reviewing a Manuscript for PublicationAllen S. Lee