An Author's Guide to Publishing Better Articles in Better Journals in the Behavioral Sciences

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This text summarizes the current dissatisfaction expressed by many with the journal publication system. Concrete suggestions on how the situation can be improved are presented. Guidelines are offered on methods for selecting significant research problems with recommendations for meaningful statistical analyses. Empirical and quasi-empirical studies on the journal publication system are provided, which focus on the peer review process and on biases inherent in the determination of which manuscripts are selected for publication. Recommendations are offered as to how problems associated with these issues may be ameliorated. It contains more than 200 references and could well alter the way researchers view the journal publication process. It will also assist in improving the content and relevance of published articles, as well as the manner in which data in the behavioral sciences are examined.

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An Author's Guide To Publishing Better Articles In Better Journals In The Behavioral Sciences is designed to assist professionals and graduate students who desire to have their manuscripts published in the most appropriate and most prestigious journals. The text summarizes the current dissatisfaction expressed by many with the journal publication system. Concrete suggestions on how the situation can be improved are presented. Guidelines are offered on methods for selecting significant research problems with recommendations for meaningful statistical analyses. Empirical and quasi-empirical studies on the journal publication system are provided, which focus on the peer review process and on biases inherent in the determination of which manuscripts are selected for publication. Recommendations are offered as to how problems associated with these issues may be ameliorated. A variety of lists of high-status behavioral science journals by specialty area is included, with suggestions on how an author can determine which of these journals are likely to be interested in specific types of manuscripts. This author's guide contains more than 200 references and could well alter the way researchers view the journal publication process; it will assist in improving the content and relevance of published articles, as well as the manner in which data in the behavioral sciences are examined. Much of the invaluable information will also serve in the selection and submission to independent and speciality publishing houses as well. -- Midwest Book Review

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