In this straightforward and sometimes hard-hitting guide, prolific author Stanley Porter shares the tools necessary for scholars seeking advancement in the world of academic publishing. From his years of experience as an editor, author, and active scholar in his own guild, Porter presents industry insights and practical suggestions for both seasoned scholars and newly minted Ph.D.s who have yet to develop an academic publishing profile. Written primarily for scholars in the arts and humanities, Porter's advice will help readers gain a valuable understanding of the publishing process and a new confidence with which to pursue academic success.
1. Types of Publications
2. Basic Principles of a Publishable Manuscript
3. Always Writing for Publication
4. Pick Your Poison: Selection of a Publisher
5. Presentation Is Almost Everything
6. Handling Rejection—It Will Come
7. Handling Acceptance—It Too Will Come
8. Will I Run Out of Publishable Ideas?
9. Living a Publishing Lifestyle
10. Learning the Trade with Others
11. Final Words of Encouragement
Stanley E. Porter is President and Dean of McMaster Divinity College, Ontario, where he is also Professor of New Testament. He has authored eleven books, edited forty-five books, and published 160 journal articles or book chapters. He is also a regular columnist for Christian Week. He lives in Ancaster, Canada.
Because Porter has been so prolific in his own academic life, he offers his experiences and views for the benefit of graduate students, junior professors, and even those with more experience who wish to re-engage their scholarly writing apparatuses.... I applaud Porter's efforts at demystifying and demythologizing the publishing act.
~Journal of Scholarly Publishing
President Porter is a natural choice to author a guide such as this. His academic output includes authoring close to a dozen titles, publishing over 160 journal articles and book chapters on literature and theology.