In Chapter 4 of Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences, Kristen Luker suggests students would benefit by getting a feel of the publishing process by submitting our class papers to journals to think about how to “frame” our ideas in unique ways which would be interesting for a specific publication. This was something that stood out for me as I have used this method in the past to open up lines of communication (usually with literary magazines or newspapers), which was key for the following:

“you have (a) met new people with whom to correspond and (b) had some reasonably smart people look at your work very carefully.” (Luker: 74)

I would like to know if anyone has any experience with this in an academic setting, or whether or not you find Luker’s point helpful for students considering undertaking any kind of research project.



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