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1 How to Get Articles Published in Journals with Impact Factor and Why Bother

2 Advantages of English-language publication: 1) Salary and promotion 2) Fun – pleasure 3) The grand tour of delivering the same paper at different overseas locations.

3 Using your overseas dissertation- writing experience in a less painful context

4 Trauma and stress of successful overseas PhD student – 1) Stress of going overseas 2) Stress of finishing doctoral thesis 3) Culture shock of returning to the Kingdom

5 4) Stress of knowing you are fixed in one job for several years 5) Stress of work and preparing lessons for the first time 6) Stress of returning home to live with parents and siblings. And these are the successful students!

6 1) Do not compartmentalize overseas experience and shut it off as something dead and finished. 2) Try to use it as much as possible in your everyday life. 3) Keep up academic and friendly ties you made during your years overseas. 4) Plan for further collaborations with former fellow students, professors and PhD adviser.

7 Why your PhD adviser loves you: 1) Unlike all other students, you never bother them for reference letters to get jobs; you have a job. All other students repeatedly annoy professors for letters for post doc fellowships, temporary jobs, tenure track jobs, etc. You do not. Annoy them for other things.

8 2) Annoy them to help you get published - can you collaborate on research? Or set up an exchange program with our department and your PhD program. Can they give a guest lecture at our department? 3) PhD adviser is a relationship for life - you have added to their prestige by adding to their list of PhD students.

9 Grab every chance to meet foreign economists, at the department’s regular lecture series and elsewhere, and network energetically.

10 Highest Impact and Least painful way to publish: Book Reviews 1) See Khun Poolsook for new books 2) Decide what to possibly read and write about. 3) Query editors.

11 Choosing journals: /sci/08/feb17-08_2/

12 Rank 2006 Impact Factor 1 J. Economic Literature (4.67) 2 Quart. J. Economics (3.94) 3 J. Accounting & Econ. (3.36)

13 Who are editors and what do they want? Elsevier: omm/ReedElsevier/643174e08d omm/ReedElsevier/643174e08d

14 More from Elsevier: m/ReedElsevier/6df160b9de and m/ReedElsevier/509ba7e7a m/ReedElsevier/6df160b9de m/ReedElsevier/509ba7e7a

15 Viewpoint from Springer Verlag: =MsPcVjT7tKo =4JjfIb-IeSE =MsPcVjT7tKo =4JjfIb-IeSE

16 16 points - Contributors' guidelines: 1) An article is ideally news which the author is excited to communicate to readers, on a subject which has rarely been dealt with, or otherwise notably original. 2) Article titles should be catchy and informative.

17 3) Article length should be ,000 words, including everything, including abstract. The shorter, the better. 4) No simultaneous submissions are accepted.

18 5) They rightly stress many times the importance of perfect English, and even say that although British or American English are both acceptable, it is not acceptable to write in a mixture of British and American English (so choose one!) They propose you pay them for editing services!

19 6) They offer ways to get closer to the editorial staff: a) Volunteer as a referee, evaluating one article per year, or b) Propose yourself as guest editor of a special issue on a theme which you consider to be essential but understudied -- these are two ways to get closer to editorial boards.

20 7) Separate files are required for all figures, diagrams, etc. when you submit the article 8) Sections and subsections should be numbered as in 1.1 (then , 1.1.2) although the abstract should not be numbered -- also these numbers should be referred to within the article to direct the reader to a specific section of your article if you refer to it again --

21 9) They recommend combining the Results and Discussion sections, and adding a short subsection to this "Results and Discussion" section in which conclusions are given. 10) Avoid any abbreviations in the article title.

22 11) They require Highlights, or from three to five bullet points (maximum 85 characters long, including spaces) naming the basic findings of the article and presented on a separate file -- 12) Every reference cited in the text must be mentioned in the reference list.

23 13) If you cite an article with three or more authors, name the first author only and then follow it with "et al." "Kramer et al. (2010) showed" 14) There are rules on how to abbreviate the names of journals, see online at Index Medicus journal abbreviations: og/journals og/journals

24 15) It can take 5 months or so for the referees to decide if they want to accept your article -- if they decide not to even bother sending it to referees, then you hear back from them sooner. If you have been accepted, they send you a pdf file, and no more changes unless the editor approves them, and you must reply within 48 hours or they just print it anyway as is.

25 16) Originality is important in terms of what is accepted – articles should deal with debates of international interest.

26 General thoughts: Self-realization and departmental cooperation are not mutually exclusive.

27 Departmental solidarity - some lecturers have lunch and coffee together But few if any use the common room for lunch - a natural place to meet and catch up.

28 Monday seminars - occasions for exchange with colleagues: a) Seeing the outside world b) Hearing research newly published or soon to be published c)Testing your own ideas

29 d) Showing departmental solidarity - an economist travels far to speak to us, and of a department of dozens of professors, only a handful show up, which can seem like a less than enthused welcome.

30 e) Very few women faculty members attend these seminars and even fewer speak up to ask questions. This gives a false impression to visitors that our department is sexist and has almost no female professors and these few are terrified into silence.

31 After 2015 there will be more interaction based in English- language exchange yet nothing is being done to prepare for this. Recent Indonesian Ministry of Trade delegation handout that spelled Thammasat wrong will be no longer acceptable.

32 What we can do: Avoid the pitfalls of incorrect “Thai English” “Supply and demand,” (correct) not “demand and supply” (wrong)

33 When to use the article "the“ - Read the rules, or play the percentages by acting against your instinct to get it right --

34 Do not use Latin or Latin abbreviations until Your own English is perfect No i.e., e.g., viz., etc! because being wrong and pretentious is worse than just being wrong --

35 If years are cited in a sentence, mention them at the beginning of the sentence: In 1925, John Maynard Keynes married a ballerina...

36 General Advice: 1) Annoy your dissertation adviser regularly 2) Take daily total immersion baths in English. Remember the Pleasure Principle:

37 3) To maintain and improve your level of English, find ways to use English every day which involve fun, and not merely job responsibilities.

38 4) To write well, you must read well. Take time daily to read in English in a subject which you love, for fun.

39 5) Bother Aj. Benjamin for advice about English. That is why he is here.

40 6. As a wise emeritus professor of the Economics department said: Look outward, not just inward.


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