Updated 10 January 2018

Workshop Topics

  • How many English language journals are there?
  • How many Open Access journals are there?
  • How many journals are in Scopus?
  • Which ones are the biggest?
  • What is an ISSN?
  • Secrets to selecting the right journal.
  • Why journals look for reasons to reject your paper.
  • The reality of academic publishing.
  • How many words/pages should my paper be?
  • How can I how determine if a journal is SJR/Scopus indexed?
  • What is the Crossref system/database?
  • What are Turnitin and iThenicate, and how does it affect me? Problems with this software discussion.
  • How to build the correct questionnaire items (not questions!).
  • What is a Likert Scale and how many levels should I use?
  • Why it is a very bad idea to submit multiple papers to many journals/publishers at the same time.
  • What is ‘JANE‘?
  • What are Google Alerts and why should I use them?
  • Who are the primary publishers and how difficult is it to submit and get a paper accepted by each?
  • How long does it take to publish in an SJR/Scopus indexed journal?
  • What is TCI and can I use it?
  • What is the ACI and can I use it?
  • How important are the 3-4 experts that will review my paper?
  • What reference system should I use? (APA, Harvard, Chicago, IEEE, etc.)
  • What are the differences between APA, Harvard, Chicago, and IEEE and which publishers and journals use each?
  • Why is it critical that I submit my paper with the correct referencing system?
  • What is Sage Open and should I consider it for my paper?
  • Which university publishers (and countries) should I consider for my paper?
  • Which conferences are good for me to attend?
  • What conferences were on the Beall list?
  • What is the Beall list? Does it still exist?
  • What is the Cabell Black List?
  • How long (pages, words, tables, etc.) should my paper be?
  • How long and what should my title say?
  • How many references should I have?
  • How large a sample size is expected from my editors and reviewers?
  • Which formulas/criteria should I use to calculate sample-size?
  • How detailed should my ‘respondents’ characteristics’ be?
  • What type of tables/figures are expected in my manuscript?
  • How do I write a ‘Statement of the Problem’?
  • How do I write a structured Abstract?
  • How long should an Abstract be?
  • What should be in the Introduction?
  • What should be in the Literature Review?
  • What should be in the Methods section?
  • What should be in the Results section?
  • What should be in the Discussion section?
  • What should a Conclusion say?
  • How many references should I have?
  • How old can my references be?
  • How do I write a cover letter?
  • What are the most common mistakes in submitting a paper?
  • What is a DOI and is one required?
  • What is ‘crossref’? WikiPedia,
  • What is ‘plagiarism‘? APA’s discussion.
  • What is ‘self-plagiarism? Is it illegal? Unethical?
  • Much more to come……

     

 

 

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