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Academic Writing Month 2017

Image: Desk.To mark Academic Writing Month (, ), we've pulled together our key author guides and some useful articles in one place.

We’ve made the articles FREE for the whole of November, and the rest of our collateral is available for November and beyond – just bookmark this page for easy access.

Happy writing!


Some highlights

Image: Kim Chadwick.NEW Blog post from Kim Chadwick, our Commissioning Editor in Education, from a panel at the European Educational Research Association conference. The theme is around “How to get published” – and how to kick-start your academic writing career.


Writing tips for early career researchers

As part of Academic Writing Month (#ACWRIMO, #ACWRI), we talk to Jen McCall, books publisher here at Emerald, to get some of her top tips on how to go about writing an academic book, as well some advice on how to manage the publishing process effectively.



Emerald writing guides

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Writing effectively

We have a whole series of useful guides across a whole series of academic formats. Just to highlight a few:


  • This guide provides suggestions on how you can make sure your style is as clear as possible.


  • In many ways this is a bit like copy-editing – so, paying close attention to the detail of the script; and reading at sentence level to make sure there is nothing that can detract from accuracy and clarity.


  • How to make the most of your key opportunity to gain readership and citation.

There are many more helpful guides. View them all .

Getting published and promoting your work

In addition, we have a raft of support for . These guides will be of use when you take the next step with publishing and promoting your writing.

For instance:

We recommend that all of our authors register with Kudos to disseminate and promote their work – find out why, and how in our Kudos guide.

Emerald articles

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We are delighted to make these 6 articles FREE for the whole of November.


  • – Ahir Gopaldas, Fordham University, New York, USA
    Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 2016


  • – Muhammet Bastug, Istanbul Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey; Ihsan Seyit Ertem, Gazi Universitesi, Ankara, Turkey; and Hasan Kagan Keskin, Duzce Universitesi, Duzce, Turkey
    Education and Training, 2017


  • – Lawrence A. Leger, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK; Kavita Sirichand,  School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
    Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 2015


  • – Maurizio Massaro, University of Udine, Udine, Italy; John Dumay, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; James Guthrie, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 2016


  • – Felix Maringe, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Jennifer Jenkins University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    International Journal of Educational Management, 2015


  • – Kathryn Roulston,  The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA; Deborah Teitelbaum, University of North Carolina, Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA; Bo Chang, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA; Ronald Butchart, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    International Journal for Researcher Development, 2016