Well-known journal editors and Communication scholars Alison Alexander and W. James Potter provide an insider's guide to getting published in scholarly communication journals. Alexander and Potter begin with a review of the manuscript submission process followed by coverage of writing traps that should be avoided. Additional chapters, written by eight other distinguished journal editors, tell prospective authors what editors and reviewers look for when deciding which articles should be published and which should not.
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About the Author
EducationPh.D., (Communication) Ohio State University, 1979M.A., (Communication) University of Kentucky, 1974B.A., (Education) Marshall University, 1971 (Magna Cum Laude) Teaching SpecialtiesShe has taught research methods, writing, media and society, and seminars in children and television. Research Interests and ActivitiesHer research interests are in children's television and audience research. MiscellaneousShe's served as past-president of the Association for Communication Administration and past-president of the Eastern Communication Association and as Editor of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.
W. James Potter, professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, holds one Ph D in Communication Studies and another in Instructional Technology. He has been teaching media courses for more than two decades in the areas of effects on individuals and society, content narratives, structure and economics of media industries, advertising, journalism, programming, and production. He has served as editor of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media and is the author of many journal articles and books, including the following: Media Effects, The 11 Myths of Media Violence, Becoming a Strategic Thinker: Developing Skills for Success, On Media Violence, Theory of Media Literacy: A Cognitive Approach, and How to Publish Your Communication Research (with Alison Alexander).
Table of Contents
The Manuscript Submission ProcessAvoid Writing TrapsThe Challenge of Writing the Literature Review - Steven Chaffee and Debra LiebermanThe Challenge of Writing the Theoretical Essay - Judee K BurgoonThe Challenge of Writing the Quantitative Study - Alan M RubinThe Challenge of Writing the Qualitative Study - Thomas R LindlofThe Challenge of Writing the Interpretive Inquiry - James A AndersonThe Challenge of Writing the Critical/Cultural Essay - Clifford G ChristiansThe Challenge of Writing the Historical Essay - Jean Folkerts