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what’s the answer to “would you like to write for this book/journal”?

by on May 15, 2014

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I was recently asked by an early career researcher whether it was better to say yes to an invitation to write a chapter for a book, or to say no and write a refereed journal article instead. It wasn’t just the question of book or journal but also writing about something that someone else had chosen, versus something that she wanted to write herself. I’m not sure I had a great answer at the time, but her question did make me think about the criteria that I use in these circumstances.

Book chapter or journal article, their choice or my choice, is not an unusual quandary. It’s not uncommon for any of us – doctoral researcher to prof – to be asked to contribute to a special issue or edited book. You get asked to write because either the editor has heard you speak on the topic, someone’s told them…

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