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How To Get Published – Tips From Journal Editors

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition


Louisville, Kentucky

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June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

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June 23, 2010



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How to Get Published: Tips from Journal Editors

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Women in Engineering

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15.656.1 - 15.656.18



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Bevlee Watford Virginia Tech

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How to Get Published – Tips From Journal Editors Abstract

Publication of scholarly work is an important aspect of a faculty position. Decisions regarding tenure and promotion include number and quality of publications in addition to teaching, research funding and service activities. Faculty members seeking to publish papers focusing on engineering education are somewhat limited in the journals they may submit their work to, and often find it difficult to publish education oriented work in more traditional research journals. This panel consists of the editors of the top engineering education journals currently in publication. They will provide their perspective on the types of publications their journals focus on, and provide an inside perspective on how to increase the chances of getting an article accepted. This paper presents the input received from four faculty members who “took a break” from their regular academic life. The panelists responded to a specified set of questions:

The information provided can be utilized to encourage and support faculty members as they seek to publish their papers in premier engineering education journals.


This paper presents the input received from 5 panelists who are the editors of the leading refereed journals focused on engineering education research. The panel is moderated by Bevlee A. Watford. The five panelists are

≠ Gary Downey, Editor, Journal of Engineering Studies ≠ Jackie ElSayed, Editor, Journal of Process Education ≠ Jack Lohmann, Editor, Journal of Engineering Education ≠ Susan Lord, Editor, IEEE Journal of Engineering Education ≠ Larry Shuman, Editor, Advances in Engineering Education

Gary Downey is an ethnographic listener interested in the relationship between knowledge and personhood. Trained as a mechanical engineer and cultural anthropologist, he is Professor of Science and Technology Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Departments of Engineering Education and Sociology, as well as in the Women's Studies Program. Currently Boeing Company Senior Fellow in Engineering Education at the National Academy of Engineering, he also serves at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on a panel exploring relationships between the liberal arts and the professions. His current research explores the influences of popular concepts of progress on what counts as engineers and engineering knowledge in different countries.

The International Journal of Engineering Studies (IJES) is a peer reviewed international journal with a key objective to provide the academic and industrial community a medium for presenting original cutting edge research related to all aspects of engineering studies and its applications. IJES invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work (usually short papers) that communicates fundamental and current research and development both theoretical as well as application-oriented real world problems from science to technology. Broadly the

Watford, B. (2010, June), How To Get Published – Tips From Journal Editors Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. 10.18260/1-2--15757

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