Picked up the latest copy of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing in the post this morning, and threw it out within a few steps of looking at the Table of Contents.
It was the same set of names on the cover as it was 10 years ago.
Diversity isn’t the same as it ever was, and it’s just one more time that I find the academic business motto of “To be published in here, you must have been published in here before” more frustrating than rewarding.
The To Done List from 2008 (thus far…)
I do need to preface this list by pointing out that I’ve included the blanks on the annual report to indicate what my workplace recognises as outcomes in a year. I still feel a little bit disgruntled with the performance for 2008 (three rejected papers, a few missed shots, and some stuff from 2007 which I haven’t converted into anything yet is getting towards time expiry.)
It’s small wonder I’m feeling tired.
Continue reading 2008 Annual Report – The Year in Work Recognised Outputs
Thursdays seem to be my specialty at the moment (I majored in Friday with a minor in Saturday evenings)
It started with an e-mail from the editor of a book where I’d contributed a chapter (albeit two months later than deadline) who had the reviews back, and gave me 16 days (total) to make the changes. The reviews were a touch inconsistent – one reject outright, one minor improvements and much praise. The editor went with the minor improvements option. So my fourth book chapter for the year is going ahead after I shipped back the requested changes today.
I followed up that shipment by sending my Journal of Business Research paper on the new definition of social marketing back to the editor with the minor formatting and editorial patchwork complete. That
This was followed by confirmation that my coauthored paper with Andrew “Political Marketing” Hughes has been accepted and queued up for publication in Marketing Theory. We knew unofficially, so the official word was much welcomed given that paper started life in July 2005, and will probably appear somewhere in 2010.
Backing up from that news was confirmation from my lecturer (see, I am a student) that my article on using services marketing theory for RHD supervision for Quality Assurance in Education had come out this morning. Literally this morning. Never rains but pours they say.
That brings the 2008 running total of five journal publications (MBR, SMQ, AMJ, MT, JBR) accepted for publication or published, one revision awaiting a final decision, and three more papers under various stages of review around the place.
Plus, there’s the three ANZMAC papers left to present, (on top of the four papers already presented) before we get into the subject of four book chapters (multiauthor projects) and that ever present textbook I’m writing.
Not bad progress at the 5/6th of a year mark.