What you need to know about writing for academic journals


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Well, for one, your academic writing will need to be precise, concise and ordered; which is why the library runs a workshop for all researchers on The Editing and Writing Process.

Book into the two-hour session to learn about the systematic rigor required for communicating in a written format for an academic audience. There is a workshop scheduled for next week. Book now!

So you’ve booked into the session, but you want some resources right now… like right this minute! No worries, we have some useful online resources that you may be interested in reading.

Check out the eBook Writing for Academic Journals by Rowena Murray. The book provides practical advice for overcoming common obstacles such as finding a topic, targeting journals, and finding the time to write.

Murray also offers strategies for good academic writing and advice on how to use social media to promote your publications.

Writing for Academic Journals is available as an eBook in the EBL EBook LibraryEBL Ebook Library offers eBooks across a broad range of subject areas, such as business, information technology, education, engineering, fine arts and science.

There are also other helpful books on academic writing in the EBL Ebook Library. Take a look!

  • Writing For Academic Journals
    Rowena Murray
    McGraw Hill Education 2013
    This book unravels the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written.
  • Scientific Writing: Easy When You Know How
    Jennifer Peat et al
    Wiley 2013
    This comprehensive and practical book covers the basics of grammar as well as issues such as writing a grant application and selling to your potential audience.
  • Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals: Strategies for getting published
    Pat Thomson and Barbara Kamler
    Taylor and Francis 2012
    It’s not easy getting published, but everyone has to do it. Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals presents an insider’s perspective on the secret business of academic publishing, making explicit many of the dilemmas and struggles faced by all writers, but rarely discussed.