Role of Academic Publications for Education Practices and Policies - A Conversation
Research plays a pivotal role in education practices and policies; it ensures that these practices and policies are evidence-based, informed by best practices and lessons learnt, and driven by sound conceptualisation and appropriate contextualisation. It follows then that academic publications as one of the output avenues of education research should inform education practices and policies. In reality, however, this is not always true. The findings of large scale research studies and research studies carried out in developing countries are often missing in academic education journals, especially the high-impact ones. Drawing upon the input of the audience and other presenters, this session revisits the purpose of academic education journals and redefines the role of academic publications in informing and shaping education practices and policies.
The success of publication in good international educational journals
In this talk, I will first conduct a series of content analyses of Taiwan researchers' publications in educational journals. The trends and some influential papers will be discussed. Then, I will share some tips for successful publications in international educational journals. Based on my editing experiences in "Computers & Education," I will also share some common mistakes or misconceptions by authors whose native language is not English.
The shortest distance between the Sun (Journal) and the Earth (Audience)
There are two parts will be included in this talk, the operational secrets of ET&S journal will be totally revealed in Part 1 and some guidelines and check lists for better preparing your manuscripts will be provided in Part 2. Topics to be converged in Part 1 like how many submissions each month? what is the acceptance/rejection rate? how papers are assigned to reviewers? How reviewers’ review quality are evaluated? Why some papers experience very long period of delays in the reviewing process? Open access journals versus non-open access journals, pros and cons? Examples of items will be addressed in Part 2 like how do you judge that is your paper ready for submission? Does it really important to follow guidelines for authors? Why self-directed peer-review is a good strategy? Should I cite some articles published in the journal which I am submitting to?