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1 HOW TO PUBLISH PAPERS IN COMPARATIVE, INTERNATIONAL & DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION JOURNALS Presentation prepared by Olivier Bégin-Caouette, Ph.D.c CIDE-SA

2 Outline Why publish? What to publish? Where to publish? How to publish? Summary Questions and Answers 013/03/28/whats-wrong-with-publish-or-perish/

3 Why publish? To disseminate your ideas To advance knowledge To obtain a grant or a scholarship To be accepted in a Master or PhD program (in a prestigious graduate school) To get an academic position To get a job outside “Academia” (e.g. research fellow in an international organization)

4 What to publish? When you don’t have original data (of your own) – Book review (easiest way to start) – Theoretical analysis (through a literature review) – Meta-analyses (based on existing studies)* – Document analyses (e.g. comparing the Constitution of 20 African countries regarding the right to education)* – Large-scale studies (based on existing databases such as OECD Statistics, UNESCO Statistical Institute, StatCan, etc.)* When you have original data (need ethical review) – Empirical studies (surveys, observation, interviews, experimentation, etc.)*

5 Where to publish? Trick: journals that have “Canadian” in their names are usually good and easier to publish in (e.g. Canadian Journal of Education, Canadian and International Education, Canadian Journal of International Development Studies). Canadian Journal of EducationCanadian and International EducationCanadian Journal of International Development Studies 1.In a professional journal – E.g. The Canadian Teacher Magazine, Wire (Amnesty International), The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Canadian Teacher MagazineWire (Amnesty International)The Chronicle of Higher Education 2.In a student/non-scholar peer-reviewed journal – E.g. OISE Critical Intersection in Education, UOttawa Potencia (International and Public Affairs), UnderCurrent (UManitoba)OISE Critical Intersection in EducationUOttawa Potencia (International and Public Affairs) UnderCurrent (UManitoba) 3.In a peer-reviewed indexed journal (by which indexes?) – Compare, Third World Quaterly, African Studies Quaterly, Journal of Studies in International Education, Prospects, Comparative Education Review, etc. (see the course outline of CIE1001). CompareThird World QuaterlyAfrican Studies QuaterlyJournal of Studies in International Education ProspectsComparative Education Review -Book chapter -Book Easy (smaller impact factor) impact factor Difficult (bigger impact factor) impact factor

6 How to publish? 1.Evaluate the academic strength of your paper (choose a journal of an appropriate difficulty level) 2.Go to the journal’s website and look for “aims and scope” in order to see if your paper fits 3.Carefully read the “Instructions for authors” (word count, reference format, abstract, etc.) 4.Submit your paper TO ONLY ONE JOURNAL AT A TIME. 5.Wait for the decision: approval, approval with minor revisions (only the editor re-reads), with major revisions (all the reviewers re-read) or refusal (don’t panic). 6.If accepted, make the revisions and wait for publication (6 months to 1 year), the letter of acceptance serves as a proof of publication (in press). 7.If refused, make revisions and submit to another journal (with more appropriate scope and level of difficulty)

7 Summary JournalProfessionalStudent/Non- scholar peer- reviewed Peer-reviewed but low impact factor Peer-reviewed and high impact factor Books and book chapters Examples of work to submit Summary of a study already done Informed opinion Course paperBook review Document analysis Small study Book review Meta-analysis Major study Any kind of original study or theoretical analysis Requirement-Vernacular -Practical -Short (less than 4,000 words) -Original thinking -Shorter (less than 7,000 words) -Original work - Very strict on format, copyrights, reference, tables. -Original work - Very strict on format - Very strict on aims and scope - Depends on the editor and the publisher. Advantages-Show commitment to your community -Make you known in your profession - Quicker to publish -Open access - Do not need original data (e.g. theoretical studies) - Easy to disseminate - Propose a hypothesis -Considered for most scholarships and grants - Often in open access - Easier to disseminate - Highly considered for scholarship, grants, academic positions and prizes -Often there is no real “blind” peer review (easier and quicker to publish) - Well-regarded in the social sciences

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