Publishing Agricultural Development Research in Social Science Journals
Webinar series co-organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA), and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).
While there are many important ways to disseminate findings from agricultural development research, publishing in reputable, peer reviewed journals is particularly important for researchers as a means to not only showcase their work but also solicit peer input, gauge how their own work compares with that of others, and enhance options for career advancement.
Deciding where to submit articles is a difficult choice, especially for early career researchers. There is now an almost bewildering array of journals in almost every field. But all journals are not the same: they reach different audiences, with different business models, impact factors, and prestige. What are the factors one should take into consideration while deciding on a journal? What do editors really want? What makes editors decide what to desk reject and what to send out for review? How should one handle referee comments? What types of peer review are most useful—to editors, to authors, and to reviewers themselves?
The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA), and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) will hold a series of three webinars to address these questions.
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