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A Guide for Successful Academic Publishing
In this straightforward and sometimes hard-hitting guide, prolific author Stanley Porter shares the tools necessary for scholars seeking advancement in the world of academic publishing. From his years of experience as an editor, author, and active scholar in his own guild, Porter presents industry insights and practical suggestions for both seasoned scholars and newly minted Ph.D.s who have yet to develop an academic publishing profile. Written primarily for scholars in the arts and humanities, Porter’s advice will help readers gain a valuable understanding of the publishing process and a new confidence with which to pursue academic success.
- Types of Publications
- Basic Principles of a Publishable Manuscript
- Always Writing for Publication
- Pick Your Poison: Selection of a Publisher
- Presentation Is Almost Everything
- Handling Rejection—It Will Come
- Handling Acceptance—It Too Will Come
- Will I Run Out of Publishable Ideas?
- Living a Publishing Lifestyle
- Learning the Trade with Others
- Final Words of Encouragement
"Because Porter has been so prolific in his own academic life, he offers his experiences and views for the benefit of graduate students, junior professors, and even those with more experience who wish to re-engage their scholarly writing apparatuses. ... I applaud Porter's efforts at demystifying and demythologizing the publishing act."
—Journal of Scholarly Publishing (2011, 42:2)
Stanley E. Porter is President and Dean of McMaster Divinity College, Ontario, where he is also Professor of New Testament. He has authored eleven books, edited forty-five books, and published 160 journal articles or book chapters. He is also a regular columnist for Christian Week. He lives in Ancaster, Canada.