A Guide to Publishing for Academics: Inside the Publish or by Jay Liebowitz

By Jay Liebowitz

Most lecturers nonetheless strive against with the "publish or perish" phenomenon. in line with Dr. Liebowitz’s 25 years serving because the editor-in-chief of a number one overseas magazine, besides insights from essentially the most a professional magazine editors, this publication stocks key classes realized to assist new professors, doctoral scholars, and practitioner–scholars bring up their possibilities of being released in selective, refereed foreign journals. It makes a speciality of the foremost practices had to ascertain magazine book, with attention-grabbing situations and invaluable tips sprinkled through the book.

A consultant to Publishing for Academics offers helpful wisdom from major magazine editors of either conventional and on-line journals, in addition to a variety of stages of journals. even though the point of interest is principally within the enterprise and IT components, a lot of the counsel supplied can pass into different fields. The publication includes fascinating vignettes and do’s and don’ts in order that capability authors can comprehend what is going on backstage as soon as the manuscript arrives at the magazine editor’s desk.

The publication presents confident tips on opting for what and the place to submit, what to contemplate while writing a name for a paper, tips to organize and publish magazine manuscripts, and the way to place a paper for booklet. It additionally has priceless details for present and destiny magazine editors, together with types of enhancing and editorial forums, editorial training suggestion, and enhancing shrewdpermanent practices. With the knowledge during this booklet, the subsequent iteration of lecturers and practitioner–scholars should be good outfitted to beat the submit or perish phenomenon.

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Artificial search criteria: These literature reviews are usually done by authors who want to limit the number of articles they need to include in the literature review. This was observed in several cases with no discernable pattern for its use. These literature reviews are characterized by constrained search criteria (examples include search criteria that only look at journals in the AIS Senior Scholar basket or search criteria that are regionally constrained such as search criteria that only look for articles in South Africa or articles written in a language other than the language of the journal, such as Chinese, or search criteria that only look at articles identified as quantitative and ignore qualitative articles that use quantitative measures).

If you are an early career scholar, consider seeking a qualified coach. A useful metric for a qualified coach is a coach having an i10-index greater than 10; that is, the coach has written 11 or more publications each having 10 or more citations. A senior G r a b bin g Re a d ers 17 colleague at your college or university who you are comfortable asking for advice often makes a great coach. Do not be so overconfident in the quality of the title of your paper that you submit it without asking your coach.

The value of the contribution of research is measured by the number of citations a paper and an author W ell- D o ne Lit er at ure Re v ie w s 27 receive. Citation counts for authors, as measured by the h index, are an important measure of the relevancy and importance of our work. Seminal papers are determined by how many cite a paper. The issue of declining quality of literature reviews directly affects these measures and as such should be a big concern for all researchers. Finally, we are seeing rapid growth in the numbers of articles to review caused by growing numbers of researchers from universities in Asia and the Middle East contributing research to the traditional Western-­based IS journals.

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