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LLOD 9602:Writing for Publication (Johnson-Bailey): Writing Help

Selected Full-text Articles on Academic Writing

Bada, E., & Ulum, Ö G. (2018). Utilization of active and passive constructions in English academic writing. Online Submission, 15(1), 413-421. Retrieved from

Bartkowski, J., Deem, C., & Ellison, C. (2015). Publishing in academic journals: Strategic advice for doctoral students and academic mentors. American Sociologist, 46(1), 99-115. doi:10.1007/s12108-014-9248-3

Björk, B. (2019). Acceptance rates of scholarly peer-reviewed journals: A literature survey. El Profesional De La Información, 28(4), 1-9. doi:10.3145/epi.2019.jul.07

Blyth, E., Shardlow, S. M., Masson, H., Lyons, K., Shaw, I., & White, S. (2010). Measuring the quality of peer-reviewed publications in social work: Impact Factors—Liberation or liability? Social Work Education, 29(2), 120-136. doi:10.1080/02615470902856705

Brown, R. (2011). Manuscript makeovers. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 42(4), 442-475. doi:10.3138/jsp.42.4.442

Haggerty, K. D. (2010). Tough love: Professional lessons for graduate students. American Sociologist, 41(1), 82-96. Retrieved from

HYLAND, K. (2008). Persuasion, interaction and the construction of knowledge: Representing self and others in research writing. International Journal of English Studies, 8(2), 1-23. Retrieved from

KATSANIDOU, A., HORTON, L., & JENSEN, U. (2016). Data policies, data management, and the quality of academic writing. International Studies Perspectives, 17(4), 379-391. doi:10.1093/isp/ekv014

Lee, R. B. (2018). Citations, ranking, and the challenging yet promising role of universities and social sciences journals and authors. Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, 18(2), 9-11. Retrieved from

Look, H., & Pinter, F. (2010). Open access and humanities and social science monograph publishing. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 16, 90-97. doi:10.1080/13614533.2010.512244

Mrva-Montoya, A., Luca, E. J., & Boateng, H. (2019). Understanding Australian academic authors in the humanities and social sciences: Their publishing experiences, values, and perspectives. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 51(1), 38-62. doi:10.3138/jsp.51.1.03

Nolan, R., & Rocco, T. (2008). Teaching graduate students in the social sciences writing for publication. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 20(2), 267-273. Retrieved from

Pérez-Llantada, C. (2007). Native and non-native English scholars publishing research internationally: A small-scale study on authorial (in)visibility. Journal of Applied Linguistics, 4(2), 217-237. doi:10.1558/japl.v4i2.217

Smith, C. G. (2008). Braddock revisited: The frequency and placement of topic sentences in academic writing. Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 8(1), 78-95. Retrieved from

Waltham, M. (2010). The future of scholarly journal publishing among social science and humanities associations. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 41(3), 257-324. doi:10.3138/jsp.41.3.257

Willis, M., & Jozkowski, K. N. (2018). Ladies first? not so fast: Linguistic sexism in peer-reviewed research. Journal of Sex Research, 55(2), 137-145. doi:10.1080/00224499.2017.1346058

And here is the search strategy I used to find these articles:

( "scholarly writing" OR "academic writing" ) AND "social science*" AND ( publish* or success* )  In these databases:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • APA PsycArticles
  • APA PsycInfo
  • Education Research Complete
  • Educational Administration Abstracts
  • ERIC (At EBSCOHost)
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
  • Sociological Collection

There are many more database options. Take a look at the lists of all our databases for more choices.