The Path to Publishing Story

Janet Salmons has worked with countless graduate students to develop their doctoral dissertations. She listened to students and alumni express  the same fears and frustrations over and over: they wanted to get their work published, but didn’t know how to get started. They weren’t clear about which types of publications would help them advance in their professional or academic lives. After offering a series of webinars on these topics, Janet decided to expand on the ideas and develop a typology of publication options.

When thinking about what to do next, she immediately thought of Helen Kara, an independent scholar with a creative bent and an extensive publication experience.  They launched a collaborative effort that weaves both sets of skills and reflects both UK and US approaches to doctoral studies. Together they developed the original Create Your Publication Strategy course, and wrote the book, Publishing Your Doctoral Research.

About the Authors

Janet Salmons, PhD

Janet has designed and taught graduate-level online courses since 1999. Publications include Doing Qualitative Research Online  and the forthcoming Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn. See a full list on her website, and follow her on Twitter @einterview.

Helen Kara, PhD

Helen Kara is an independent researcher who writes and teaches about research methods. Her recent publications include Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide and Research and Evaluation for Busy Practitioners. See a full list of publications, visit her blog, and follow her on Twitter @DrHelenKara.

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