Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Series: NIAS Reference Library (No. 2)
The biggest hurdle for junior scholars looking to embark on an academic career is to make the transition from PhD candidate to that first (ideally tenured) job. An imperative part of this process is getting published and yet - increasingly - this is becoming something harder and harder to achieve. This book aims to guide would-be authors through some of the pitfalls and complexities of getting published. The key concerns are to increase the author's knowledge and control over events while reducing uncertainty. The topics include Starting out; Getting that first article published; Converting your thesis into a monograph; Finding the 'right' publisher; Approaching a publisher; The evaluation process; Negotiating a contract; Working towards publication; After publication; and Where do we go from here?