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Writing the Journal Article

This short podcast describes how to write the journal article for the computational lab on the protonation of pyridine

Wendy Laura Belcher is an award winning author, academic editor, international lecturer and professor based at Princeton University USA. Wendy is in Indonesia to deliver a one week training program to Australian Development Scholarship alumni from Indonesian universities throughout the archipelago. The program uses one of the first publication-focused writing courses for graduate students as developed by Wendy ” Writing your journal article in 12 weeks” (Sage Publishing). Listen to Wendy explain her background and objectives of the training program.

Turning Your Thesis into a Journal Article. This short video by John Bond of Riverwinds Consulting discusses the process to turn your thesis or dissertation into a journal article.

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Hi there. I am John Bond from Riverwinds Consulting and this is Publishing Defined.

Today I am going to talk about turning your dissertation or thesis into a scholarly journal article.

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your thesis and dissertation. Perhaps you can repurpose some of this material. Maybe as a journal article?

Obviously, a thesis or dissertation is innately different from a journal article. But the information contained in it may have interest to academia.

In my last video, I discussed turning your dissertation into a book or monograph. I will link to that video at the end of this one. Here are some points to think about when considering the journal article option.

Leave some time between the completion of your thesis before considering its potential application as an article. Some distance will give you perspective on how best to alter the work.

Accept the fact that changes will need to be made. You will not be able to cut a section from a dissertation and submit it as an article, not even a chapter. The structure of a thesis or dissertation is by nature different from articles. You will need to rewrite or edit the work. Most journals have a Guideline for Authors that lays out the exact specifications of articles they will consider. Review them carefully and make you sure you conform to the page length, reference style, maximum number of figures and tables, etc.

To consider what to cut and what to change, think through the themes or findings of your dissertation. Does it lend itself more to a series of articles on the main topic or one single article? Map out what you would like to submit and use that as a starting point for your new work: a manuscript for submission to a journal.

When looking at changes, consider how articles usually differ from the longer form content that you have created. Long literature review sections are uncommon in articles unless it is a review article. The extensive references are also unlikely to translate as well.

Think through the differences between the long form nature of a dissertation or thesis compared to the short, compact, stand-alone nature of an article. Zero in on a journal and their interests and start reworking; or more likely rewriting. Good luck.

Well that’s it. I am a publishing consultant and work with associations, publishers, and individuals on a host of content related challenges. Reach out to me at with your questions.

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Dr. Randall Filer, Hunter College, the City University of New York – discusses Dos and Don’ts of writing for academic journals. This video is best for people who are looking for some tips in academic writing – especially those who are aiming their papers to high-end journals.
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Bullet Journal Header and Title Ideas | Plan With Me

Headers and titles are crucial to your bullet journal—they’re the first thing you see when you open it, after all! Cute headers and titles can seriously take your bullet journal up a notch. They’re also so easy to make pretty, so if your artistic skills are a little lacking, they’re the perfect way to add some beauty to your pages! In this episode of Plan With Me, Margaret goes over 40 (!!!) different header and title styles, so every single page of your bullet journal can look as unique as you are.

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Dr Lucinda Becker at the University of Reading provides a practical two-part video presentation on how to get your journal article published

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Step-by-step instructions on how to reference a journal article in the APA format

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How to cite a journal article according to MLA 8, including where to find the information required for the citation.