Publishing for Tenure and Beyond

Publishing for Tenure and Beyond

Publishing for Tenure and Beyond

Publishing for Tenure and Beyond

Synopsis

Silverman provides graduate students who intend to pursue a career in academia and tenure-track junior faculty with candid information about developing an adequate publication record. The book also provides graduate students, tenured faculty, and others with information they need to maximize the likelihood of having their articles accepted for publication by peer-reviewed professional, scientific, and scholarly journals. The focus throughout is on how editorial boards and tenure committees function rather than on how they are supposed to function. Anyone dealing with academic publishing will find this book an indispensable resource.

Excerpt

It is difficult to win a game without having a good knowledge of its rules and strategies. Getting promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and being tenured can be viewed as a game that has both rules and strategies. This book is intended to provide college and university faculty who have a tenure-track position and graduate students who will be seeking such a position with some of the information they need to play the game successfully -- that is, be promoted and tenured, survive posttenure reviews, and receive merit salary increases. Specifically, it focuses on the rules and strategies of its scholarly publishing component, in a manner that is both practical and candid.

By viewing academic publishing as a game, I am not intending to demean it. I have been an active scholar for approximately 30 years with more than a dozen books and 125 publications in peer-reviewed journals. I also have served as associate editor for my association's research journal and the chairperson of the faculty development committee for both my department and college. I am viewing academic publishing here in this way because I have found when mentoring junior faculty that doing so makes the dynamics of the process more understandable to them.

To play a game successfully, you must understand both its unwritten rules and strategies and its written ones. Unfortunately, one might appear cynical when describing a game's unwritten ones. My goal is for this book . . .

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