Monday, 28 August 2017

Steps in Publishing a Research Paper

WORDPLAY post #76
A DISCUSSION IN FREE VERSE AND PROSE: re-published. 
ORIGINAL PAPER: Hurwitz GA "Perspectives: Steps in Publishing a Research Paper"  The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha 65:3, 2002.  
EDITORIAL COMMENT: (Giorgio Coniglio, August 2017.)
This paper is republished in minimally revised form with the permission of the author. The original document is no longer available online; the original author occasionally is. 
                   
         


Steps in Publishing a Research Paper

VISION
Perspiration, compilation, statistication
Interpretation, equivocation
Submission (expectation, hypoventilation).

DERISION!
Indecision - ignition? deglutition? contrition?
-- Sub-plot excision 
-- Methods: precision
-- Conclusion: concision. 

REVISION
Approbation!
Promised promulgation, garbled galleys
Extra expectation
Acclamation, gratification, ostentation
Destitution (monumental reprint charges).

The reader is advised before undertaking this sequence to recall that Beatrix Potter submitted Peter Rabbit to every publishing house in England before privately publishing the work (1). The author (i.e. Hurwitz, ed.) bases the above formulation on his paltry pile of publications, and a rich record of rejections (2). 

References:

1. Taylor J et al. Beatrix Potter 1866 - 1943: The Author and Her World. London: F. Warne and Co. and The National Trust; 1987. ostentation

2. Hurwitz GA et al. Various Unpolished Gems. J Med Irrelev 1978-2000. 




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