June 20, 2010
June 20, 2010
June 23, 2010
New Engineering Educators
15.826.1 - 15.826.9
Keys to Publishing in Peer Reviewed Journals
A plethora of literature exists to which new engineering educators can refer that will assist them succeed as scholars. Blocking out time to write every day or every week; learning to say “no”; ignoring bad reviews and heeding critical reviews; reading; writing, writing, writing; exhibiting a willingness to change; being flexible; and being reasonable are included among the suggestions the literature promotes. The intent of this paper in contrast was to provide new engineering educators with a framework for negotiating the journal publication process. In particular, the paper addresses the procedures for producing a manuscript, negotiating the review process, and negotiating the process for producing an article. The paper also identifies the more frequent manuscript shortcomings and reviewer suggestions for improving a manuscript. Evaluating content; design and reporting research; authorship; types of manuscripts; length, headings, and tone; parts of a manuscript; editorial style; manuscript preparation; author responsibilities; online submission; manuscript acceptance and production; and post publication considerations are among the topics addressed. While publishing in the Engineering Design Graphic Journal serves as the framework and medium, the practices associated with manuscript preparation, review, and article production and the strategies, techniques, and requirements addressed are applicable to virtually all peer reviewed journals.
According to the Timken Science Library’s Guide to Library Research in Science1, the research publication cycle includes the production, dissemination, and assimilation of scientific information in primary, secondary, and tertiary sources—see Figure 1. That is, once new knowledge is produced, it is disseminated through primary sources such as nonformal, preliminary, and formal means. The Engineering Design Graphics Journal is an example of a primary source. Then the knowledge is assimilated through secondary sources such as bibliographies, indexes, abstracts, and catalogs. The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), an online digital library of education research and information, is a secondary source. Finally, it is surrogated by tertiary sources such as library catalogs and guides to the literature. Figure 1. The Research Publication Cycle1.
Chin, R., & Study, N. (2010, June), Keys To Publishing In Peer Reviewed Journals Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/15968
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