Saturday, May 28, 2011

How to write an article for publication in 6 weeks

I have a number of articles I need to write about the work I have been undertaking over the last 18 months or so. But the snag is, I've got to get as many articles published by the end of the year as I can. This is so I can submit a research portfolio next year for New Zealand's Performance Based Research Funding which is a university/polytechnic process NZ academics go through every six years.

In an attempt to get at least one quality article published this year, I have managed to secure funding to buy the services of Dr Linda Wilson. She is going to work with a small group of us and boot camp us into writing an article in six weeks.

I thought I would put a wiki together and document the process we're going through as a permanent resource for anyone else who wants to do the same thing:

http://writingapaperin6weeks.wikispaces.com

If you'd like to join us virtually, please let me know. In the meantime, if you have any hints, tips or resources that will help us on our publication journey, please feel free to add it to the wiki.

Image: 'Pelikan Desktop'
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5 comments:

Carolyn Hastie said...

Hi Sarah, I'm up for the challenge! Count me in. Sounds like a great idea.

Sarah Stewart said...

Thanks Carolyn, I'll get back to you in the next day about the logistics of this...I haven't quite got my head around how this will work.

Chris Woodhouse said...

Hi Sarah,
Is it worth trying this approach for your VIDM paper? There'd be an opportunity to compare virtual vs f2f paper-writing. Perhaps even a paper about writing papers could also result...

JJCustodio said...

That´s a great challenge.

Sarah Stewart said...

I have also signed up for a more holistic and longer writing course. So hopefully by the end of the year I'll be a better writer and have a couple of publications under my belt.