This blog is maintained by Helen Fallon, who teaches courses on writing for academic publication. Look here for her course materials, links and citations to more sources for guidance on the writing process, and recent calls for papers.
Contents: Why write? -- Getting started : room for one more -- Journals : tell me something new -- Report, inform, explain, illuminate -- Copyright, contracts, and ethics -- Working with editors -- Reviewing -- Editorial boards and editing -- Nontraditional writing: discussion lists, and weblogs -- Doing it yourself : zines & e-newsletters -- Finding your niche, building your voice -- Overwriting and the second draft -- Books -- Columns and series -- Breaks and blocks -- Believing your own stuff -- Speaking of speaking -- Hiding behind Powerpoint -- Who are you--and what's next?
Contents: The communication process -- What you should know before writing a paper -- The writing process : technical considerations -- Writing a journal article -- Writing a book, a report or a chapter therein -- Writing conference papers and issuing proceedings -- Using illustrations -- Citing the work of others : how and why -- Editorial revision -- Producing leaflets -- How to organize a conference -- How to produce effective presentations -- How to produce effective posters -- Addressing the media.
Offers good general advice for aspiring librarian-authors, with specific hints for writing articles about library services in distance education. Reprints the referee's checklist for manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning.
Sponsored by Emerald, this site offers a wealth of tips on every stage of the writing and publishing process.
Contents: Getting started in library publication -- Submitting your work -- Queries and proposals -- Increasing your odds -- Writing and editing your work -- Networking and collaboration -- The academic environment -- Related opportunities -- Writing a book -- Marketing and promotion : yourself and your work -- The electronic environment -- The business of publishing.
This booklet offers advice from experts in the field about getting started on a writing project, turning a presentation into an article, polishing your text, and choosing a journal to submit your work to -- plus a behind-the-scenes explanation of the peer review process.
This book has chapters covering elements of style and organization in academic writing, as well as on understanding the journal and book submission and publication process.
From the publisher's website: "...examples and how-to's to all the various types of writing academic librarians will need to do in their careers, from progress reports to project plans, cover letters to case studies, book reviews to blogging. The book includes information on presenting data: specifically, tables, graphs, and charts and focuses on real-life writing examples and situations." Not about academic publishing, but still potentially useful.
A guide to getting started publishing in the library literature. Part II focuses on scholarly communications for community college librarians and can be found in volume 19, issue 1-2, 2013.
A publishing how-to guide for distance education librarians.
Advice for librarians looking to publish in this journal or elsewhere in the library literature.
Selected, annotated websites to help the librarian-writer identify publishing opportunities, manage the writing process, get help with grammar and style, and connect to other writers and mentors.
For librarians who need "to perform research for purposes of publication, promotion, tenure, or other reasons," this site links to "freely searchable citation and full-text databases, funding information, relevant journals, statistics and statistical methods, useful research tools, current awareness sources, and conference papers and proceedings."
This study compares 48 English- and German-language LIS journals on many dimensions, including: type of content; online access; characteristics of authors, readers, and editorial boards; review procedures; time from acceptance to publication; rejection and revision rates.
Advice from the editors of the journal on general writing issues.
Practical how-to guidance covering fiction, poetry, children's books/magazines, self-publishing, literary agents, personal blogging, and other topics, including academic writing.
This article reviews strategies for dealing with technical issues in writing as well as emotional and psychological issues that crop up in the academic writing and publishing process.
Although written specifically for the Journal of Developmental Education, the advice in this article is applicable for publishing in any journal.
This guide covers issues in book and article publishing and participating in academic scholarly conversations more broadly. Includes chapters on collaboration and communication during the process as well.
Emphasizes journal articles, but covers all types of academic writing.
Suggests strategies for overcoming barriers to publication in a competitive publication environment.
Primarily concerned with book publishing, this readable and encouraging guide includes a chapter on journal articles.
See especially chapter 5, "Marketing Your Ideas Through Publications.” This handy book also gives tips on writing research articles, chapters, review articles, abstracts, grant proposals, research data, and curricula vitae, and on preparing for presentations. Examples come mostly from science and medicine.
Classic text that explains what language to use to report statistics when writing up quantitative research, with sections for different statistical tests.
Includes sections on becoming a published scholar, writing techniques, preparing submissions, coauthorship, and cross-cultural issues.
An excellent online tutorial from the University of Colorado libraries.