Category Archives: Writing

Christopher Watkins on research strategies and writing

From Christopher Watkins – a series of useful posts on research strategies and writing, designed for undergraduate, Masters and PhD students, but likely to be of interest beyond that too. In this series I share some of the research hacks … Continue reading

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Jo VanEvery – A Scholarly Writing Guide

In the many posts on this site on writing and publishing, I’ve sometimes mentioned the name of Jo VanEvery, whose blog/website is a very valuable resource. She now has a short e-book available, A Scholarly Writing Guide – go here to see … Continue reading

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Adam Kotsko on work, productivity and overwork

Adam Kotsko reflects on work, productivity and overwork in a post entitled ‘Workohol‘ at An und für sich. This resonated with me given the multiple projects I have running in parallel at the moment. Almost all of these are books … Continue reading

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The importance of being REF-able: academic writing under pressure from a culture of counting at the LSE blog

The importance of being REF-able: academic writing under pressure from a culture of counting at the LSE blog. Some interesting discussion, not least because it puts the emphasis on the (perceived) quality of publications, not the absolute quantity.  

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“Remember a condition of academic writing is that we expose ourselves to critique” – 15 steps to revising journal articles

“Remember a condition of academic writing is that we expose ourselves to critique” – 15 steps to revising journal articles – useful advice from the LSE blog. (There is a page on this site which collects my own previous posts … Continue reading

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Notes on Academic Productivity at OrgTheory

Some notes on Academic Productivity at OrgTheory – via The Sociological Imagination. I’ve had the opportunity to meet a number of scholars who, by any conventional standard, are very productive and they aren’t stuffing the CV with obscure publications. And I’ve … Continue reading

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A response to the publishing advice from yesterday from David Enoch

A few people didn’t like the publishing advice I linked to yesterday, so here’s a response from the same blog, the Daily Nous, from David Enoch. But do look at the comments to the original post, where Jason Brennan responds … Continue reading

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A great comment from a university press editor on publishing

A great comment to Productive in Publishing (guest post by Jason Brennan) at the Daily Nous. Matt McAdam ·November 10, 2016 at 1:39 pm I think this is all very good advice, and I also think those who find it … Continue reading

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Alistair Fraser on ‘Writing a book’

At the Maynooth Geography blog, Alistair Fraser reflects on ‘Writing a book‘. He’s just published Global Foodscapes: Oppression and resistance in the life of food, which looks interesting, but the reflections and advice are general and should be useful to many people embarking on … Continue reading

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Three linked posts on peer review delays – the role of editors, of reviewers, and authors

Three linked posts on peer review delays – the role of editors, of reviewers, and authors. If you read one, read them all – they all begin with the same problem, but this is a system. There is some good … Continue reading

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