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Writing for Publication: Rationale, Process and Pitfalls

Peter A. Witt


This article presents a rationale for publishing in an academic setting beyond perish-avoidance. In addition, the process of submitting an article for publication, major pitfalls in preparing a manuscript for publication consideration, and suggestions for overcoming problems encountered during manuscript preparation are discussed. The applicability of many of the ideas to practitioners in professional settings is also discussed.


academic publishing, stress, learned helplessness, publish or perish.

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