Showing posts with label Publishing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Publishing. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SAGE Open - A New Program from Sage Publications

Dear Reader,

I hope you are having a great break (or a calm before next week's storm)! Over the break, I received this e-mail about a new service from SAGE publications. Please let me know what you think!


J. Edwards

SAGE is extending you a special invitation to be among the first to publish in SAGE Open – our new open access publication launching January 1, 2011.

SAGE Open will publish peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. Find out more at

Why publish in SAGE Open?
  • Quick review and decision times for authors
  • Speedy, continuous-publication online format
  • Global distribution of your research via SAGE Journals Online, including enhanced online features such as: public usage metrics, comments features, subject categories, and article ranking and recommendations
  • Professional copyediting and typesetting of your article
  • $195 introductory author acceptance fee (discounted from the regular price of $695)
Consider publishing in SAGE Open if you want your article to receive:
  • Quality reviews and efficient production, ensuring the quickest publication time
  • Free, broad, and global distribution on a powerful, highly discoverable publishing platform
  • Branding and marketing by a world-leading social science publisher, including promotion of your article via publicity and social media channels
  • Open access publication due to university or government mandates
Manuscript submissions will be handled online through SAGE Track, SAGE's web-based peer review and submission system, powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts™.

Bookmark — manuscripts may be submitted starting January 1, 2011. Click here for full manuscript submission guidelines.


Bob Howard
Director, Social Science Journals
Please direct any inquiries to 

Millennial Professor - Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Encouraging Students to Copyright their Creative Works!

Our students work hard on their class assignments and most of the time, these assignments are diverted to File 13 (the trash or a forgotten folder) after the class ends. However, in the higher education environment, we are encouraging students to present or publish their undergraduate research. This provides students and faculty to showcase concepts learned in the classroom and how the student(s) was/were able to gain new knowledge within a semester's time frame.

In addition, to the higher education environment, some high school teachers encourage their students to create and maintain wikis. These wikis enable high school students to have a record of their educational development. As a result of their students' efforts, faculty and K-12 educators might want to encourage their students to copyright their materials through the website Creative Commons.

Creative Commons - Draft 1

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Time Tactics of Very Successful [Professors] - Book Recommendation

Yes! After reading Time Tactics of Very Successful People by B. Eugene Griessman (a college professor) for three weeks, I finally finished it! This was a very intriguing book on tried and true, time management tactics. It seems our jobs are requiring more in less time. This requires many professors and student affairs professions to work during the evenings and on weekends.

This book has many great ideas on how professionals can effectively manage their time. Since graduate school, I have read many books on time management, but other books fail in comparison to this book.

Armed with the time management tactics written in this book, I feel that I will be able to publish at least two articles and deliver at least four professional presentations per year.

By the way, I just requested The Achievement Factors by Griessman through our library's interlibrary loan system.

Millennial Professor

*Has anyone else read this book?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Writing Dates! - What a GREAT Idea!

The Writing Date

The Chronicle of Higher Education had an interesting article yesterday pertaining to scholarly writing. It was called "The Writing Date" and it was written by Rachel Toor. This article was centered around the concept of "writing dates" or the weekly/monthly dates that we schedule with ourselves to write our scholarly work. I will definitely adopt the "writing date" concept for my daily writing (this blog) and my weekly writing (scholarly research).

I have to dedicate some time to the scholarly article concepts that I listed in the prior blog. If I schedule dates with myself, then I might get a few articles complete by the summer. A few articles are currently under review and I hope to hear back from those editors soon. I pray that the outcome is positive.
To keep myself accountable, I will do the following:
a) Contribute at least three blog posts a week.

b) Schedule at least two "writing dates" a week.

c) Read at least one book a week.

Please do the same. We will keep each other accountable. :)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Publishing Revisited...

Publishing is important...they say. I intrapersonally reply, "Important eh? I need to research something that has future implications in my life and in the lives of others... Can publishing accomplish this?"

Sure it can, publishing is important. Important enough for me to spend 7:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. polishing my faculty evaluation packet with current publications.

Believe it or not, I have almost 10 publications "in process". Now the term, "in process" is relative and can be misconstrued, thus begins the clarification process...
For me, the term "in process" means that I have a Word 2007 document for the following topics (included by not limited to):
  1. Engaging business and professional speaking students in a small group-based business plan competition.

  2. Supports for and barriers to on-time graduation as perceived by Hispanic American undergraduate students attending historically black colleges and universities and historically white colleges and universities.

  3. Student engagement and the high school science classroom.

  4. Service learning and the intercultural communication classroom.

  5. Communication among African American undergraduate students and academic advisers.

  6. Undergraduate students’ perceptions of the future implications of facebook and myspace.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

"Write to the Top! - How to Become a Prolific Academic"

"Write to the Top! - How to Become a Prolific Academic"

I actually read this book over the winter break and it was very helpful. As a new faculty member, there were many items introduced in the book that I did know about (i.e. - book buyers). I was in student services for a long time and I never knew that these people existed!

Also, I especially liked the section about the ideal letter from a journal editor! This was the best publication ever written, etc. I wrote a few articles over the break and I REALLY needed the humor in that section!

I STRONGLY recommend this book!