Writing for publication: Preparing an information-in-practice paper
Writing a journal article for the first time can be daunting. As editors of the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (JALIA), we have had a range of experiences working with both practitioners and academic authors. In this hands-on session we will work with library and information professionals on the fundamentals of writing for publication, including how to get started and the essentials of the publishing process. We will discuss what makes a good practice-based paper, including how to consider implications for library and information professionals and researchers beyond your organisation. In this interactive workshop, we’ll spend time brainstorming and thinking about how to turn your ideas into academic writing, including structuring and developing your argument. Our presenters will share their experiences of the scholarly writing process, including responding to reviewer comments and feedback. Lastly, we will provide specific tips about the information-in-practice paper format in JALIA which offers a valuable stepping stone to longer form writing. This workshop will benefit practitioners who are new to academic writing but want to share workplace innovations, initiatives and projects with the sector. If you already have an idea for a paper, bring it with you. Even if you don’t, come along to plan for the future and meet other likeminded professionals with an interest in gaining more experience in this area.