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From Manuscript to Publication : A Brief Guide for Economists

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  • John Creedy

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The aim of this paper is to give a short description of the nature of books and journals, their respective editors, and the difficult process and proprieties involved in publishing papers. It describes some of the main features of the publication process, so that readers may be in a better position to make judgements about published work and writers may be, to some extent at least, prepared to face the difficulties that inevitably lie in their path. Emphasis is given to the need to deal with rejections and the often substantial revisions requested by editors. While some of the features of publishing are common to all disciplines, this paper is specifically intended for economists.

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Paper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 934.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:934

Note: This paper has now been published in: Creedy, J. (2006) From Manuscript to Publication: A Brief Guide for Economists, Australian Economic Review, 39, no.1, pp. 103-113.
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  1. William L. Goffe & Robert P. Parks, 1997. "The Future Information Infrastructure in Economics," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 11(3), pages 75-94, Summer.
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  5. Daniel S. Hamermesh, 1994. "Facts and Myths about Refereeing," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 8(1), pages 153-163, Winter.
  6. John Creedy, 2001. "Starting Research," Australian Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, vol. 34(1), pages 116-124.
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