Instructor: Mitch Allen
Duration: 120 Minutes
What you will learn: Getting an article published is about more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. There are strategies for presenting your work to the journal editor-- and ways to craft your message to them-- that greatly improve your chances of success, strategies that most academics don't know or don't follow. This workshop will serve to demystify what journal editors do, how they make their decisions, and how you can best approach them to maximize your chances of success. I pay special attention to the role of editors, editorial board members, and reviewers, and the importance of doing research on the publications and its gatekeepers before submitting for publication. Participants should bring information about a current research project from which we will create title, abstract, and key words for an article and identify a set of journals to which the article can be submitted.
Instructor Bio: Mitchell Allen is president of Scholarly Roadside Service, a consulting company specializing in academic publishing. He has been in publishing for over 40 years, including founding and running AltaMira Press, then Left Coast Press, both specialty publishers of archaeology. Allen has a Ph.D. in archaeology from UCLA, has conducted fieldwork in the Middle East, and taught archaeology at four universities. He is author of Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research and numerous articles on scholarly publishing, as well as offering numerous workshops on publishing for academics. Allen is recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the American Anthropological Association, the World Archaeological Congress, and two other scholarly organizations. He blogs on publishing and archaeology at http://scholarlyroadsideservice.com/ blog