Book series: Crafting your career in academia

A new book series including thematic books on various aspects of academic careers, based on my blog on the topic


Published August 2022
 

Published November 2022
 

Forthcoming February 2023

Forthcoming May 2023

This series is a collection of books dealing with various aspects of crafting your career in academia. It is based on my popular website Harzing.com and contains edited and curated collections of my white papers, blogposts, and presentations, as well as newly written texts. 

Books are reasonably priced to make them accessible for individual academics, as well as universities who would like to bulk-buy books for their staff members. However, for those for whom this price is still a barrier, similar information can always be accessed for free from my blog.

Writing effective promotion applications

Harzing, A.W. (2022) Writing effective promotion applications: Crafting your career in academia, Published by Tarma Software Research Ltd, London, United Kingdom

  • Black & white paperback, 115pp. ISBN 978-1-7396097-3-3.
  • Kindle edition, 125pp. ISBN 978-17396097-1-9.

Book description

Want to progress in academia? Read this book for practical, step-by-step guidance on writing effective promotion applications, leaving you better prepared to climb the academic career ladder. It teaches you how to evidence that your research, teaching, and leadership has made a real difference and demonstrates how to embed this evidence in an overall career narrative. It also provides insights into how your promotion panel evaluates your application, explains why external promotion is easier to achieve than internal promotion, but also outlines the advantages of internal promotion.

Publishing in academic journals

Harzing, A.W. (2022) Publishing in academic journals: Crafting your career in academia, Published by Tarma Software Research Ltd, London, United Kingdom

  • Black & white paperback, 130pp. ISBN 978-1-7396097-2-6.
    • Black & white paperback, 130pp. ISBN 978-1-7396097-2-6.
      • $8.95,  Amazon US, £7.95  Amazon UK
      • also available on other national Amazon stores.
    • Kindle edition, 142pp. ISBN 978-17396097-7-1.
      • $6.95,  Amazon US, £5.95  Amazon UK
      • also available on other national Amazon stores.

Book description

Want to progress in academia? I provide you with step-by-step guidance on publishing in academic journals, leaving you better prepared to climb the academic career ladder. You will learn how to get started with paper writing through chapters on the four Ps of publishing, keeping up to date with the literature, doing a literature review with the Publish or Perish software, finding out which journals publish on your topic, and targetting the right journal. Find out how to get past the first hurdle in the peer review process, the desk-reject, focusing on titles, abstracts, introductions, and conclusions. Learn how to use references strategically, how to write a good letter to the editor, and get tips on all the other things you can do to improve your chances.

All books in this series

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