Publishing Your Psychology Research
A guide to writing for journals in psychology and related fields
Dennis McInerney's Publishing Your Psychology Research has bridged a much needed gap in the research process literature, providing a well-oiled treaty from both insider and outsider perspectives as to what it takes to become a credible and published author.
Dr. Shawn Van Etten
Director of Institutional Research
Herkimer County Community College
State University of New York
Do you want to publish your psychology research in the 'best' journals? Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned researcher, Dennis McInerney shows you how to maximise your chances of publication from the very beginning of your research project.
Richly illustrated with tips and examples, Publishing Your Psychology Research demystifies the publication process. It explains how to design your research to ensure it has potential for publication, and how to write up your results into an effective article. It outlines what journal editors are looking for, how to select the appropriate journals to approach, and how to react to reviewers' feedback.
Publishing Your Psychology Research is an essential handbook for anyone interested in building a reputation as a researcher in their chosen field of psychology.
Table of Contents
1. Quality in psychological research: What journal editors are looking for
2. Quality problems and issues in major types of research
3. Selecting a journal outlet and submitting your article
4. Writing your literature review for an effective article
5. Writing your method for an effective article
6. Writing results and discussions for an effective article
7. The review process I
8. The review process II
9. From thesis to journal article
Dennis M. McInerney is Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. He is lead author of the widely used Australian textbook, Educational Psychology: Constructing Learning (Pearson), and author of Helping Kids Achieve Their Best (Allen + Unwin). He has published many research papers in major international journals, review articles for scholarly journals and is series editor for Research on Sociocultural Influences on Learning and Motivation (Information Age Press).