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Resources: advice on writing

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Here are a few of resources with advice about writing for publication.


For everyone


Murray, Rowena. (2005) Writing for academic journals. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

This book is aimed mainly at academics, but there is a lot of useful advice for anyone aiming to publish in an academic journal. It includes sections on: targeting a journal, finding a topic; drafting; finding time to write; responding to reviewers' feedback.


Specifically for librarians


American Library Association. New Writers' Support Ad Hoc Committee http://www.ala.org/ala/nmrt/comm/nmrtwriter.htm

This does not seem to be massively active, but it lists some resources.


Bell, Steven J. (2004) "What works for me: 10 tips for getting published: Part 1." Ex-libris, (225). http://marylaine.com/exlibris/xlib225.html


Bell, Steven J. (2004) "What works for me: 10 tips for getting published: Part 2." Ex-libris, (226). http://marylaine.com/exlibris/xlib226.html

A short two-parter. 10 tips between the 2 articles, by the way.  


Gordon, Rachel Singer. (2006) Get published 101. Emerald. http://emeraldinsight.com/info/librarians/GetPublished101.pdf

A useful booklet in pdf with advice to librarians about getting publishing. It uses material from some of her columns (see below). Whilst there is some advice relating specifically to Emerald journals, a lot of it is of general value.


Gordon, Rachel Singer. (2007) How to get published


A fairly regular column with advice to library and information professionals


Gordon, Rachel Singer. (2004) The librarian's guide to writing for publication. Lanham: Scarecrow Press.

There is information about the book at http://www.lisjobs.com/pub4lib/


Joint, Nick (2006) "Enhancing professional development by writing for publication in library and information science." Library review, 55 (1), 5-7. Available in the Strathclyde e-print archive at http://eprints.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/2366/

A short article highlighting some of the benefits and options.


Kniffel, Leonard. (2006) "Guidelines for new professionals who'd like to publish." Paper presented at the World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA conference: August 2006 Seoul. http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla72/papers/120-Kniffel-en.pdf



Nicholson, Scott. (2006) "Writing your first scholarly article: a guide for budding authors in librarianship." Information Technology and Libraries, 25 (2), 108-111. http://bibliomining.com/nicholson/firstarticle.htm


Powell, Ed. (2005) Writing for publication. PowerPoint presented at the LISE conference. http://www2.worc.ac.uk/lise/pdf/Ed_Powell_LISE_CONFERENCE.pdf

Some advice and personal reflections (Powell is a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Polytechnic University)


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