Whether you breeze through your writing or experience pain with every word, it’s difficult to sustain a writing practice in the midst of a busy life. Creative work requires mental space in which to grow. If you’re teaching, practicing, or advising, not to mention keeping up with the rest of your life, it’s all too easy to let the writing habit slip. But productive writers are writers who chip away bit by bit at the project.
Throughout this tutorial, you’ve been exposed to the elements of scholarly publishing. But this is only the beginning. As you gain more experience, your knowledge of the process will grow organically.
It’s also important to keep up with the changing scholarly publishing environment and the details that pertain to your particular field and institution.
Here’s a short list of important areas to monitor:
These are topics that you can continue to learn about, along with your field of study, for the rest of your career.
Are you ready to publish? If you’ve completed all the sections of this tutorial, you’ve got a good foundation for directing your efforts in scholarly publishing.
If you allow your intellectual curiosity to drive your development, scholarly publishing will be an enjoyable element of your career instead of a painful chore. You can publish, not perish, with confidence. If you want even more information, you can find it by:
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