Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tips for Translating Your Policy Degree into Academia, Public Service, and Other Scholarly Practices

The lunch workshop at the CA Regional Student Conference coached students on how to best prepare for a career inside, or outside, academia. Career development experts were on hand to explore writing methods, general interviewing tips, and the skills and strategies needed to translate into a successful policy role post-graduation.


The Art and Science of Scholarly Publishing

May 27, 2014 09:00 AM

Journal of Policy Analysis and Managment Editor Maureen Pirog shares some key principles to keep in mind when pursuing publication of scholarly work.

First and foremost, publishing is a skill, just like statistics, econometrics, policy modeling, or grant writing. It is usually assumed that doctoral students and new Ph.D.s know how to publish simply because they had read so many articles. The consumption and production of published research, just like understanding and speaking a foreign language, requires different skill sets. How to publish in top journals is not taught per se in most Ph.D. programs. Over the years, in my role as editor of JPAM, I have designed a top 10 list of things that prospective authors should and should not do if they want to publish their work. This is what I am sharing now. It is meant to be constructive, and hopefully, it will be useful for some people.

Read the entire article online.


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