WRITING FOR ACADEMIC PUBLICATION
Undertaking research and having it published is no longer seen as an optional part of the academic life. There is now an expectation that all academics should publish. Indeed, in many higher education institutions there is a requirement that academics should have at least one publication annually and that it should be in a respected peer-reviewed journal. However there are many positive benefits of publishing. This program will address these reasons. It will provide the tools on how to write for academic publication. This includes: identifying the research question, structuring of the paper and the role of the literature review. The processes that are involved in publication from submission of the article to a journal through peer review to final acceptance will be explained and strategies to deal with these will be provided. The main pitfalls facing authors will be discussed and techniques to avoid these will be provided.
Academics, scholars, professionals wishing to publish in academic journals