Publish or Perish: The Art and Science of Publishing Journal Papers


Writing for academic journals is a highly competitive and difficult task. Even if you overcome the first challenge and generate an interesting idea, how do you sum it up into a manuscript that will capture the interest of editors and reviewers? This workshop is a guide to the complex world of journal article publishing and is designed to give participants some practical lessons and tips for publishing articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.  The goal of the workshop is to help participants understand the journal publishing process and learn to take an idea and work-in-progress through a successful publishing experience. The workshop bridges the research, writing and publishing stages, with a particular emphasis on research output and developing a winning publication strategy. This workshop is open to all researchers at all levels.  Those who benefit most from this workshop are: (1) graduate or doctoral students hoping to publish a research paper or a chapter from their dissertation, (2) postdoctoral fellows aiming to establish themselves, and (3) faculty members under pressure to publish for jobs or tenure. Dr. Tavana has a distinguished track-record as a highly published researcher with over 250 research papers and 12 books, as well as experience as an editor for several international journals.


About the Instructor

Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany.  Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 12 books and over 250 research papers in international scholarly academic journals.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.