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Time is not enough: promoting strategic engagement with writing for publication

Macleod, Iain and Steckley, Laura and Murray, Rowena (2011) Time is not enough: promoting strategic engagement with writing for publication. Studies in Higher Education. ISSN 0307-5079

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Abstract

Research, scholarship and publication are central to the work of higher education. However, even academics with the necessary research and writing skills can struggle to publish as often as they would like. Research suggests that a writing retreat is one solution; there is a process going on there that addresses the problem, but how it does so has not been fully explained. We used a novel approach, containment theory, to explain why the functions of a structured retreat work. We argue that a retreat does more than simply provide time to write; it is a model for academics to meet the demands of research assessment. Finally, we conceptualise this as strategic engagement - a model for producing regular writing for publication while continuing to meet other professional demands.

Item type: Article
ID code: 28805
Keywords: writing for publication, journals, Special aspects of education, Education
Subjects: Education > Special aspects of education
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology
Depositing user: Ms Laura Steckley
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 14:10
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 03:21
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/28805

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