Getting Published: An Overview for Off-Campus Librarians
Lorenzen, Michael, Central Michigan University Libraries
Central Michigan University; Haworth Information Press
Copyright 2008 by Haworth Information Press and Central Michigan Univeristy. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without the permission of the copyright owner.
Notes from a presentation at the 2008 Off-Campus Library Services Conference. Librarians who provide service to distance education patrons have a lot of knowledge that they could share with the wider profession by publishing. Fortunately, this is easy to do. This paper provides information on the different kinds of publishing that are available from book reviews to submitting articles to peer-reviewed journals. It also offers advice on how to find the right journal to submit to including looking at factors such as the audience, prestige, and length of time to publication for the journal. Further, this paper includes tips on what to do when submitting a manuscript, including the query letter, following author guidelines, and proof reading. It also has ideas on how to respond to comments from editors and peer-reviewers. Finally, this paper covers what to do when a manuscript is rejected and examines non-traditional publishing options such as blogs and Wikis.
Off-Campus Library Services Conference, Mathson, S. M., & Garrison, J. A. (2008). The Thirteenth Off-Campus Library Services Conference proceedings. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University, 227-234.