All entries for Wednesday 01 November 2023
November 01, 2023
Writing about web page https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/announcement/view/53
A new call for papers for the October 2024 issue of Exchanges considers productive authorship.
As you’ve hopefully read in Exchanges’ recent editorial, we have rolled out a new themed call for papers for the regular journal. While we’ve a number of ongoing calls for special issues currently, the Board and me thought it was overdue time to explore a themed section in the journal itself. And what better area to explore than one which we’ve been discussing for the past couple of years in researcher workshops here at Warwick.
- You can read the full text of the call here: Becoming a productive publishing scholar.
However, the short version is: we’re interested in papers exploring the paradigms, praxis or process which academics, at any career stage, encounter when balancing published output against the other demands on their time. Hence, papers on everything from overcoming challenges, through to effective strategic approaches or even ones arguing against the pressure to publish as a measure of academic esteem would be welcome. Critical reflections which examine personal experiences and coping mechanisms would be especially welcome, as these would be very well received by our readership I suspect.
Plus, as an interdisciplinary journal we’re aware that ‘productive publication’ has different meaning and imperatives across the disciplines. That has certainly been a theme we’ve heard about in our workshop discussions from participants. So, as a result, we would be especially interested in papers which either explore publication nuances from within particular disciplines, or those which alternatively offer comparative studies across a range of fields. Likewise, perspectives from early, mid or established career scholars would be equally valid and interesting, as I have no doubt in mind at all that there will be variations and subtleties worthy of exploration.
There’s plenty of time to get involved, or indeed have a chat with myself about potential papers, as the submission deadlines  run through to 2024. As always, myself and my editors look forward t reading your submissions! Happy writing.
 There’s a longer deadline for editorially reviewed material like critical reflections, over peer-reviewed pieces.