Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success


by Wendy Laura Belcher, Sage Publications, Inc., 2009

In her book, Belcher lays out a series of detailed steps for publishing an academic article. This is a workbook; each chapter—or week—identifies daily writing tasks designed to help the writer accomplish the goal of submitting an article for publication in twelve weeks. The author also helps readers examine their feelings about writing. Topics addressed include common reasons articles are rejected, how to pick the “right” journal, strengthening the article’s structure and revising. While this guide focuses specifically on publishing humanities and social science journal articles, any writer interested in publishing will find the strategies outlined in this book helpful.