In addition to your personal “brand,” how do you want to promote your department and your school?With a dissertation, you are proving yourself to your committee.Norms around publishing dissertation material vary from one field to another.
Or would a less competitive journal serve your needs?Imagine you are reflecting on your career ten years from now.In what type of publications, in what kind of journals, do you see yourself creating an academic presence?Draft a letter of submission and of any needed permissions. Prior to your submission, request that a few peers give you their input on the manuscript.Recognize that submissions to journals are rarely accepted on the first attempt. As you examine the reviewers’ comments, if any are contradictory, consider contacting the editor for feedback. If your submission is rejected, submit it as soon as possible to one of the other journals on your list.Each bullet point should be concise and include only the information necessary for readers of that journal.Remember that the average review readers of your proposed journal will be well versed in many of the areas you covered in your dissertation and will not need the extraneous details that were necessary in your dissertation.Comb through your dissertation, and decide how many possible articles you can pull from it.Establish a priority list for your publications, in terms of how you want to position yourself in the field.Consider all the possible fields of study relevant to your work.Create a list of up to five fields of research that have common characteristics with your proposed articles.