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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing (The by Tonette S. Rocco, Tim Hatcher

By Tonette S. Rocco, Tim Hatcher

There's a desire for a source that makes a speciality of writing for e-book that discusses the   elements of a manuscript, different types of manuscripts, and the submission approach. This groundbreaking ebook fills that desire and contains info on how you can improve writing abilities via providing tips on changing into an outstanding manuscript reviewer and outlining what makes an outstanding evaluate. It indicates the right way to craft scholarly papers and different writing compatible for submission to educational journals. The booklet deals on constructing a manuscript appropriate for ebook in scholarly journals together with tips about keep on with via with editors, rejection, and rewrites and re-submittals.

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If the publisher does not provide such information, you can calculate a readability score based on the targeted journal’s previously published articles. A readability score is an estimation of a manuscript’s comprehension difficulty, often associated with the approximate level of education required by readers in order to fully understand the manuscript. Microsoft Word, for example, provides the Flesch-Kincaid grade level (My Byline Media, 2009) when doing a grammar check. This procedure examines the average number of words in a sentence and an average number of syllables per word.

Rocco N either my life experiences nor my academic experiences prepared me for scholarly writing and publication. When as a doctoral student I asked faculty how to write for publication, the response was vague. This set me on a path to learn how to write and publish. I continue to improve my writing by learning about writing and publishing. I do this by observing good writers, listening to authors talk about how they write, and finding colleagues to write with who are good at the craft. In this chapter, I discuss reasons to write, creating writing opportunities, learning to write, writing tips, and helping others write.

This multiplies scholarly efforts by not putting everything discovered into one article. Hiemstra and Brier (1994) talk about this momentum in terms of a three-bythree rule. For example, they suggest that any good idea, research project, or personal interest topic has at least three different ways it can be approached (rule 1). Rule 2 refers to the minimum number of times they recommend the author attempt to have a single article published based on prior rejections. Rule 3 is based on the notion that there are at least three periodicals that have potential interest in the manuscript.

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