If you’re writing or planning to write a journal article or book chapter, take some advice from Deborah Lupton of the University of Sydney, whose article “30 tips for successful academic research and writing” was highlighted this week on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog. Dr. Lupton provides detailed tips on planning your research schedule, time management, online networking, maximizing the impact of your research, and more–along with the one piece of advice she says is most important:
Choose something to research/write about that you are passionately interested in. I find that most of my research and writing tends to spring from wanting to find out more or understand more about a particular phenomenon that intrigues me. In explaining it to myself I end up explaining it to others, hopefully in a new and interesting way that is worthy of publication.
Click here to read more via Impact of Social Sciences.