Writing for Publication
This course, taken in terms 4 and 5 by full-time doctoral students in social work, is designed to prepare students to write and publish scholarly articles. It is composed of reflective elements including: personal writing process, writing habits and impediments to writing. A second component of the course focuses on practical elements including: determining scope and focus of a manuscript, audience, content and language of writing, selecting journals, journal expectations and preparing different types of manuscripts (research report, theoretical, policy-related and practice). Students will learn to edit their own and others' manuscripts. Issues of authorship and publishing ethics will also be addressed. An outcome of the course is expected to be a manuscript of publishable quality, a list of appropriate target journals and submission of the completed manuscript to the selected journal.
- Evaluated on a P (pass)/F (fail) basis