SAGE recordings of webinars on academic writing and the journal submission process
SAGE has shared the recordings of two useful webinars about academic writing, and the journal submission process for its journals:
Session 1: Preparing your manuscript, using SAGE Research Methods
In this session, we’ll start by considering what high-quality, academic journals are looking for in a publishable research article, and what are the key criteria they will consider. We’ll then focus on the process of academic writing, with helpful strategies and areas of focus to ensure your writing is as good as it can be. Finally, we’ll look at the concept of ‘journal submission guidelines’. You may be wondering, what specific formatting and manuscript rules will my chosen journal expect, and how can I comply with them? We’ll answer this question for you before the session finishes!
This session will include resources from SAGE’s unique library database, SAGE Research Methods, which acts as an invaluable resource for researchers at any stage in their research journey. Participants interested in trying out what they see during the session will be able to sign up for a free 30-day trial to the database, but this is not mandatory for the webinar.
Session 2: Choosing the right journal for your research article
Now that you’re feeling confident about the quality and format of your manuscript, it’s time to submit it – but where? In this session, we’ll look at the criteria you can use to create a journal shortlist suitable for your particular research, and the kinds of things you’ll want to consider. We’ll look at the differences between subscription and Open Access journals, and we’ll introduce you to a cool – and free – tool to help you quickly and easily find potential SAGE journals that match your manuscript title and abstract! We’ll also revisit those journal submission guidelines from the previous session, and give you sneak-peek into what happens once you’ve submitted your paper.