Thursday, March 16, 2017

Books on writing for academic publication - a short listing

Below are books on academic writing that I have found useful in different ways. The first list is general.  The second gives titles in library and information science.  If you have a title you would like to recommend, please let me know.  

Belcher, R. (2009) Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Black, D., Brown, S., Day, A. and Race, P. (1998). 500 Tips for Getting Published: A Guide for Educators, Researchers and Professionals. London: Kogan Page.
Carter, D.V. (2006). Becoming an Author: advice for Academics and Other Professionals. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Crawford, W. (2003). First Have Something to Say: Writing for the Library Profession. Chicago: American Library Association.
Day, A. (2007). How to Get Research Published in Journals. 2nd ed., Burlington, VT.: Ashgate.
Goodson, P. (2016) Becoming an academic writer: 50 exercises for paced, productive, and powerful writing. 2nd ed., Thousand Oaks: Sage
Hartley, J. (2008). Academic Writing and Publishing: A Practical Handbook. New York: Routledge.
Henson, K.T. (2005). Writing for Publication: Road to Academic Advancement. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon.
Kitchin, R. (2005). The Academic’s Guide to Publishing. London: Sage.
Luey, B. (2009). Handbook for Academic Authors. 5th ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Maimon, E.P., Peritz, J.H. and Yancey, K. (2009). A Writer’s Resource: A Handbook for Writing and Research. 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill.
Murray, R. (2013). Writing for Academic Journals. 3rd ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press/ McGraw-Hill Education.
Murray, R. and Moore, S. (2007). The Handbook of Academic Writing: A fresh approach. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Murray, R. (2006). “Writing Articles, Books and Presentations”. In From Postgraduate to Social Scientist: a guide to key skills (Gilbert, N., ed.). London: Sage.Rankin, E. (2001). The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.Rocco, T. and Hatcher, T. (2011) The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Silvia, P.J. (2007). How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Washington: American Psychological Association.Sword, H. (2011) Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.Thomson, P.  and Kamler, B. (2013) Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals: Strategies for Getting Published.  Abingdon: Routledge.

Books/Library & Information ScienceGordon, R.S. (2004). The Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Publication. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press.
Hollister, C.W. (2013) Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians. Chicago: ACRL
Langley, A. and Wallace J.D. (2010). A Practical Writing Guide for Librarians: Keeping it Short and Sweet. Oxford: Chandos.
Smallwood, C. (2010). Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook. Chicago: American Library Association.

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