Tag: academic publishing

Journal Prestige

Dear Aphra, I am a new assistant professor. Is it better to publish more articles but some of them in less-selective journals, or better to publish fewer articles in more selective journals? Eagerly awaiting your reply, Anxious   My Dear Anxious, Aphra suggests that the answer to this Most Excellent Question has much to do…

ASECS Roundtable: From Dissertation to Publication

Proposing Men: Dialectics of Gender and Class in the Eighteenth-Century English Periodical (1998) By Shawn Lisa Maurer Stanford University Press

In this post, we publish Shawn Maurer’s valuable talk from the ASECS 2011 Women’s Caucus roundtable, “From Dissertation to Publication.” It is largely unedited, and we are grateful to Professor Maurer for allowing us to reopen this conversation here on ABOPublic.   ASECS 2011 Vancouver Good afternoon. I want to start by thanking Misty Anderson for…

Publication After Tenure

Dear Aphra, I have been focused on getting tenure for so long that, now once I have it, I’m unsure of how much power I have. What are my real freedoms once I get tenure? Can I really say no to anything? Can I really publish whatever I want? Thank you, Associate Professor Tenured and…

Finding readers

Dear Aphra, As a new and evolving scholar of the eighteenth century, I am always looking for ways to improve my writing.  I have been told that having other people review my work is a good way to improve my writing, but I have questions about this process.  For instance, how many people do you…