Dissertation to Publication Questions and Answers

Please post your questions or comments related to Dissertation to Publication Workshop and process into this thread.  

Thank you 

Rita Hartman's picture Rita Hartman | March 1, 2017 10:23 am MST

Hi Everyone,

Debbie Ritter-Williams and I will be monitoring this thread for the next couple of weeks.  We are here to support you and to provide you with any guidance and resources you may need to complete your manuscript and submit it for publication, so please feel free to ask any questions or share any concerns about the Dissertation to Publication process. 

Rita

Maureen Marzano's picture Maureen Marzano | September 16, 2017 10:53 pm MST

Good Evening,

 The first heading required by my journal selection is Objectives. I understand it can be different than the study, yet what is the inclusion recommendation? 

Question 1: What content presented in the dissertation is it acceptable to cite as quoted content as well as tables and figures/?

Question 2: Where do we state that the research is based on your dissertation and what would your recommend stating? 

Mary "Mimi" Stout's picture Mary "Mimi" Stout | March 14, 2017 10:20 am MST

Hello.

Has anyone had experience using Elsevier's Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction Journal successfully? Cabell's is down but this journal looks interesting for a topic that is cutting edge and crosses several areas. I am on the CEIT Team researching Diverse Learners in Higher Education looking at social media and doctoral learning.

Best wishes,

Mimi Stout 

Mary "Mimi" Stout's picture Mary "Mimi" Stout | March 14, 2017 10:20 am MST

Hello.

Has anyone had experience using Elsevier's Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction Journal successfully? Cabell's is down but this journal looks interesting for a topic that is cutting edge and crosses several areas. I am on the CEIT Team researching Diverse Learners in Higher Education looking at social media and doctoral learning.

Best wishes,

Mimi Stout 

Mary "Mimi" Stout's picture Mary "Mimi" Stout | March 14, 2017 10:21 am MST

Hello.

Has anyone had experience using Elsevier's Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction Journal successfully? Cabell's is down but this journal looks interesting for a topic that is cutting edge and crosses several areas. I am on the CEIT Team researching Diverse Learners in Higher Education looking at social media and doctoral learning.

Best wishes,

Mimi Stout 

Rita Hartman's picture Rita Hartman | March 14, 2017 1:47 pm MST

Hi Mimi,

Cabell is up and running now, and I did a search for Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction without any results.  The journal is showing up in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory and was launched in 2012.  I'll check with my colleagues and see what I can find out for you.

 

Rita

 

Rita Hartman's picture Rita Hartman | March 16, 2017 12:03 pm MST

The journal is an open access journal, Mimi, and I wasn't able to find out much more about it.  None of the colleauges I reached out to have submitted to the journal or knew much about it.  After reading some of the articles and the submission guidelines, you can decide if it's worth a try.

Rita

Chara Price's picture Chara Price | April 20, 2017 3:07 pm MST

Hi Guys!

I stumbled upon this comment and wanted to add a little feedback.  I am one of the two faculty scholarship support managers for the Office of Scholarship Support and help out with Academic Review too.  There are no red flags around it being a predatory publisher- such as a lack of editor or hidden information.  Elsevier has a good reputation in the field as an academic publisher- which is good for your work.  The journal has a decent impact factors from established groups- Thompson Reuter and SJR.  I was also able to verify the SJR rating as good here: http://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=21100206602&tip=sid&clean=0 .  So, you can have confidence that people are reading this journal and other authors have had success in their research impacting others literature reviews.  It offers both open access and traditional publishing models.  The open access fee is very steep- $1800- but does give you certain rights with the copyright. For example, the CC BY-NC-ND means that you could upload a copy of the article on your personal site for others to download.   However, the traditional/subscription option does not have a fee.  The journal is available in our library (and my guess is most libraries) so students can download copies and it would appear in traditional library literature searches regardless of if you select open access or subscription publishing for your article.  It looks like the three co-editors all have an interest and extensive experience in context, culture, environment and education, which means that you should be receiving an expert peer-review. 

Good luck!  And, don't forget to apply for a publishing award once in press! (see Funding and Awards, under Researcher Support)

Chara Price

Elizabeth Johnston's picture Elizabeth Johnston | March 15, 2017 3:00 pm MST

HI Rita,

I have a question.  What role do the chairs play as we work together with alumni and chairs to develop an article from their dissertation?  Thanks in advance for your comments!

 

Liz Johnston

Rita Hartman's picture Rita Hartman | March 17, 2017 5:49 pm MST

Good question, Liz!  I think all three play a valuable role in moving the dissertation to a published article.  The chair and alumni have a strong history from working together during the dissertation development and approval process resulting in an indepth knowledge and understanding of the dissertation research.  We bring our knowledge and understanding of the manuscript publishing process.  So, working together as a team becomes essential.  When the chair moves into the position of co-author, they become actively involved in jointly reviewing, revising, and editing the manuscript.  We focus on providing feedback on the structure and content as identified in the journal submission guidelines and/or the Manuscript Preparation Checklist.

How do you perceive the chair's role unfolding as they move into a co-authoring position with their former mentee?

Rita 

Nancy S. Bostain's picture Nancy S. Bostain | August 6, 2017 12:50 pm MST

Hi Liz,

Great to SEE you:-).  WHen I went through the last session with one of my students, I was an editor for the work and also made suggestions on what to add to enhance the areas or what to remove:-).  After I edited and the student revised, he then sent it to the reviewer for her feedback and suggestions.  We submitted and just heard all reviews are completed it was sent to the editor.  I am not sure what that means but they were happy to inform us, soI'm thinking it's good news.  I got to be the second author for my contribution to the process.  I found it helpful and am now working with another student on his dissertation using the same process. He is interested in being a part of it but lives in Saudi Arabia so making the webinars is a problem.

Take care, Nancy 

Elizabeth Johnston's picture Elizabeth Johnston | September 3, 2017 11:30 am MST

Thanks Nancy
And great to see you too!  Your experience sounds very positive and congratulations on getting the article accepted or at least moving to tier 2 of the review.  I agree that you should celebrate!  

 

Liz

Stephen Galati's picture Stephen Galati | September 14, 2017 10:06 am MST

Hi everyone,

Should my article follow the same structure as my dissertation, with seperate sections for the problem, purpose, significance, etc.?

Just curious. Thanks,

 

Stephen

 

Debbie Ritter-Williams's picture Debbie Ritter-Williams | September 14, 2017 10:27 am MST

Great question, Stephen. The definitive answer is ... it depends. :-) You can look in two places for your answer. First, review the manuscript requirements for your target journal to see if any specific guidelines for organization/structure exist. If so, follow those to the letter! If not, find a few articles in your target journal that also report research studies, and use similar organizational methods. I've noticed that many research articles do not report problem, purpose, significance, etc. in separate sections. Sometimes, all of those elements are presented in the section labeled "Introduction."

So, do a bit of fact-finding and you'll know what to do!

Guy Stillwell Smith's picture Guy Stillwell Smith | January 16, 2018 6:07 pm MST

Hello:

I believe I am registered to participate in the "Dissertation to Publication" workshop, starting tomorrow (January 17, 2018).  However, I have not yet received any information regarding how I am to join the workshop.  Is there an instruction email coming out within the next 24 hours that will lighten my darkness in this regard?

Best regards,

Guy A. Smith

Doctor of Business Admiistration (2017)

University of Phoenix

Mary Townsend's picture Mary Townsend | February 18, 2018 10:45 am MST

Good Morning,

My chosen journal for the workshop is the ACET Journal. According to the style sheet, I should be using MLA style for references. However, when I look at the published journal articles, the in-text citations are clearly APA and not MLA. 

I had been basing my structure of my submission off of articles they had published. 

What do you suggest: follow the format of their published journal articles and use APA or go with their submission guide and convert my APA to MLA?

Thanks,

Mary

Mary Townsend, Ed.D./ET

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Educational Technology (2017)

Univesity of Phoenix

 

Ingrid Rizzolo's picture Ingrid Rizzolo | December 26, 2018 12:52 am MST

I studied immigrant educational achievement. What journals would you suggest I read to preapre for converting my disertaton into a journal article and ultimately into a book. What templates should inform the structure of the writing?

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