Diversity, Democratisation and Difference: Theories and Methodologies Publication Quality Under Pressure: Strategies for When, Where and How to Publish Professor Louise Morley Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER) http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/cheer Main Messages Publications - prioritise and aim for papers in top quality journals Plan - papers for review/ identify and communicate research support needs/ aspirations via mentoring/ appraisal Protect - research time/ writing space; aim for balance between research bidding and writing papers Promote - network, present conference papers, join learned societies. Persevere - re-submit, re-cycle e.g. failed bids into journal papers. Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing (Sylvia Plath, quoted in Newman, 1971: 168) Affective Dimensions of Writing What • • • • • Intrigues Inspires Annoys Confuses Excites You? • What thoughts go through your head when you write/ think about writing? Why/For Whom are you Writing? • REF • Appointments/Pr omotion • Particular journal • Community of Practice • Media • Policymakers • Know your Audience/Sta keholders/Ge nre. • Network • Investigate What is your Intellectual Project? • Find your focus • What messages do you wish to convey to the world? • Two minutes to tell someone what is important about your work • What would you say? Your Writing Process • When? • How? • What impedes/ enables you? • Clear quality time and space • Share your drafts/ get feedback • Writing buddy? • Co-write • Be systematic! Be Creative! What you write • Theoretically provocative • Contemporary concerns/ capture the zeitgeist • Policy relevance Keep Going! • We all have an elephant inside us but give birth to a mouse!