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Writing for Publication

Transitions and Tools that Support Scholars’ Success

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  • Uses an interdisciplinary review of the research literature to offer evidence-based recommendations to authors
  • Presents practical strategies and resources, visual materials and illustrative examples
  • Is a “paper mentor” that guides scholars in improving their writing
  • Shows that growth as an academic author relies on important transitions in writing behavior
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This book offers systematic instruction and evidence-based guidance to academic authors. It demystifies scholarly writing and helps build both confidence and skill in aspiring and experienced authors. The first part of the book focuses on the author’s role, writing’s risks and rewards, practical strategies for improving writing, and ethical issues. Part Two focuses on the most common writing tasks: conference proposals, practical articles, research articles, and books. Each chapter is replete with specific examples, templates to generate a first draft, and checklists or rubrics for self-evaluation. The final section of the book counsels graduate students and professors on selecting the most promising projects; generating multiple related, yet distinctive, publications from the same body of work; and using writing as a tool for professional development. Written by a team that represents outstanding teaching, award-winning writing, and extensive editorial experience, the book leads teacher/scholar/authors to replace the old “publish or perish” dictum with a different, growth-seeking orientation: publish and flourish.         

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Professional Roles and Publishable Writing

  2. Conference Proposals and Article Types

  3. Writing as Professional Development



Authors and Affiliations

  • Journal and Book Series Editor Springer, INDIANA, USA

    Mary Renck Jalongo

  • Teaching & Learning, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

    Olivia N. Saracho

About the authors

Mary Renck Jalongo has worked for Springer as the editor-in-chief of a bi-monthly journal since 1995 and as senior editor for a book series since 2006. She is the author, co-author, or editor of over 30 books with various publishers including Jossey-Bass, Teachers College Press, Allyn & Bacon, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson. In 2015, she earned emeritus status from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she was a professor for 38 years and was honored as the outstanding university professor in 1992.  For over twenty years, she taught a doctoral course on writing for professional publication. In addition, she has conducted numerous international and national conference sessions on writing for publication and served as a professional development consultant for Phi Delta Kappa International on the topic of scholarly writing. Mary Renck Jalongo also served for several years on an editorial board for The Rockefeller Foundation and the Association for Childhood Education International.  Six of her published journal articles have earned national recognition for excellence in scholarly writing. She now works full time as an author and editor.

Olivia N. Saracho is a professor of education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland. She is editor of the Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education series (Information Age). Two recent volumes in this series are Handbook of research methods in early childhood education: Research methodologies (Volume I) and Handbook of research methods in early childhood education: Review of research methodologies  (Volume II).  In addition, she co-edited the Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children (Routledge/Taylor & Francis).  She has conducted research and written numerous articles in several areas.  She has published several books and worked with different publishers including Routledge/Taylor and Francis,Lawrence Erlbaum, Wadsworth, Information Age Publishing, State University of New York Press, Teachers College, Allyn and Bacon, and Pearson.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Writing for Publication

  • Book Subtitle: Transitions and Tools that Support Scholars’ Success

  • Authors: Mary Renck Jalongo, Olivia N. Saracho

  • Series Title: Springer Texts in Education

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-31648-2Published: 02 June 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-31650-5Published: 24 May 2016

  • Series ISSN: 2366-7672

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-7680

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 315

  • Number of Illustrations: 18 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Higher Education, Statistics for Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Printing and Publishing

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