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Writing for academic journals, 2nd edition

Murray, Rowena (2009) Writing for academic journals, 2nd edition. Open UP study skills . McGraw-Hill/Open University Press. ISBN 9780335234585

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Abstract

'Academics are expected to write but seldom consider and discuss the nature of academic writing. As a result, the practice is shrouded in mystery. "Writing for Academic Journals" makes explicit much of what is normally opaque and it should be among the first ports of call for any academic who is contemplating getting published. This new edition achieves the near-impossible: improving on what was already acknowledged as a first-rate compendium' - Professor Ronald Barnett, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. 'Our experience is that Rowena's practical approach works for busy academic staff. Not only does it enable them to increase their publication output and meet deadlines, but it boosts enthusiasm for writing and stimulates creative thinking' - Kate Morss, Director, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, UK. This book unravels the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written. Busy academics must develop productive writing practices quickly. No one has time for trial and error. To pass external tests of research output we must write to a high standard while juggling other professional tasks. This may mean changing our writing behaviors. "Writing for Academic Journals, Second Edition", has been comprehensively updated to include the most recent research and theory in order to provide new knowledge on writing across the disciplines. Drawing on her extensive experience of running writing workshops and working closely with academics on developing writing, Rowena Murray offers practical and tested strategies for good academic writing.