Well-known journal editors and Communication scholars Alison Alexander and W. James Potter provide an insider’s guide to getting published in scholarly communication journals. Alexander and Potter begin with a review of the manuscript submission process followed by coverage of writing traps that should be avoided. Additional chapters, written by eight other distinguished journal editors, tell prospective authors what editors and reviewers look for when deciding which articles should be published and which should not.

The Challenge of Writing the Interpretive Inquiry

The challenge of writing the interpretive inquiry
James A. Anderson

Interpretive inquiry is a vigorous and rowdy species that seeks to manage it own excesses and contradictions by continually reinventing itself, rather than fixing on a particular set of writing conventions. Denzin (1997) has traced six different movements (including the unreadable present) during this century, with the majority occurring in the last 20 years. He notes,

Each of the earlier historical moments is still operating in the present, either as legacy or as a set of practices that researchers still follow or argue against. … Multiple criteria of evaluation now compete for attention in this field. There have never been so many paradigms, strategies of inquiry, or methods of analysis to ...

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