This guide is designed to assist professionals and graduate students who desire to have their manuscripts published in the most appropriate and most prestigious journals. It summarizes the dissatisfaction expressed by many within the journal publication system. Concrete suggestions on how the situation can be improved are presented. Guidelines are offered on methods for selecting research problems with recommendations for meaningful statistical analyses. Empirical and quasi-empirical studies on the journal publication system are provided, which focus on the peer review process and on biases inherent in the determination of which manuscripts are selected for publication. Recommendations are offered as to how problems associated with these issues may be ameliorated. A variety of lists of high-status behavioural science journals by specialty area are included, with suggestions on how an author can determine which of these journals are likely to be interested in specific types of manuscripts. The author's guide contains more than 200 references.
Table of Contents
Dissatisfaction with Research Reporting. Causes of Dissatisfaction: Hypothesis Test and Negative Results Bias. Causes of Dissatisfaction: Replication Bias and Fraud. Writing Better Articles. Getting Published in Better Journals. Recommendations for Systemic Change. References. Index.