Learning about journal publication: the pedagogies of editing a ‘special issue’

Pat Thomson, Tina Byrom, Carol Robinson, Lisa Russell

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Abstract

Despite the development of, and arguments for, alternative genres of open access and devolved publication (Smith, 1999; Willinsky, 2006), writing for commercially produced scholarly journals continues to be significant. In Britain, for example, academic ‘output’ in the social sciences is measured and judged, in the national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), largely on the basis of single-authored books (the scholarly monograph) and peerrefereed journal articles. The current proposal to change the RAE process to focus more strongly on citations makes the work of publishing in high-status and publicly indexed journals not simply a necessity, but a high-pressure imperative.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublishing Pedagodgies for the Doctorate and Beyond
EditorsClaire Aitchison, Barbara Kamler, Alison Lee
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter9
Pages137-156
Number of pages19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781135173418
ISBN (Print)9780415480192
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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