Vol 5 No 2 (2014)

Take it like a real writer: succeeding in peer-reviewed publishing

Reinekke Lengelle
Athabasca University
Bud Vases in Process
Published August 7, 2014


This guest editorial makes helpful suggestions for those who want to succeed at peer-reviewed publishing. It describes several issues those not yet familiar with the process may encounter and how to respond. The editorial also makes the point that, to succeed in peer-reviewed publishing, it is important that an author make the most of reviewers’ comments; get help and rewrite work as needed; and identify procrastination in order to overcome it. To be successful, one must be open to feedback, and—as the title suggests—enter the peer-reviewed publishing process with the attitude of a professional writer.