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The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

TIP-TOPics Guide to Publishing
and Scholarly Writing

As noted in TIP-TOPics Vol. 36/No. 1, this guide provides some useful reference materials for students who want to publish their research in scientific journals. The references below are categorized as either "publishing" or "writing" guides, although some of these materials may realistically fall into both categories.


Allison, A., & Frongia, T. (Eds.). (1992). The graduate student’s guide to getting published. New York: Prentice Hall.

Benjaminson, P. Publish without perishing: A practical handbook for academic authors. Washington, DC: NEA Professional Library.

Campion, M. A. (1993). Article review checklist: A criterion checklist for reviewing research articles in applied psychology. Personnel Psychology, 46, 705-706. http://www.wcnet.org/~ppsych/ted77.htm.

Daft, R. (1985). Why I recommended that your manuscript be rejected and what you can do about it. In L. Cummings & P. Frost (Eds.), Publishing in the organizational sciences (pp. 193-210). Homewood, IL: Richard D. Irwin, Inc.

Girden, E. R. (1996). Evaluating research articles from start to finish. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Matkin, R. E., & Riggar, T. F. (1991). Persist and publish: Helpful hints for academic writing and publishing. Niwot: University Press of Colorado.

Meriwether, N. W. 12 easy steps to successful research papers. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group.

Morton, H. C. (Ed.). (1988). Writings on scholarly communication: An annotated bibliography of books and articles on publishing, libraries, scholarly research, and related issues. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Moxley, J. M. (1992). Publish, don't perish: The scholar's guide to academic writing and publishing. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Peek, R. P., & Newby, G. B. (Eds.). (1996). Scholarly publishing: The electronic frontier. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Powell, W. W. (1985). Getting into print: The decision-making process in scholarly publishing. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.


Boice, R. (1990). Professors as writers. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Cook, C. K. (1994). Line by line: How to improve your own writing (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

MacDonald, S. (1994). Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press.

Pyrczak, F. (1997). Writing empirical research reports: A basic guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences (2nd ed.). Pyrczak Publishing.

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Woodward, J. A. (1997). Writing research papers: Investigating resources in cyberspace. Lincolnwood, FL: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group.

Zinsser, W. (1990). On writing well (4th ed.). New York: Harper & Row.