At the end of my PhD, I am struggling to publish my first proper academic article (I have to resubmit it but I am determined to do so). I have however published several book reviews and conference reports in online academic journals. Do these look good on the cv? How are they valued in academia?
Are you encouraged by your supervisors to publish book reviews and conference reports related to your field of research?
Marasp - I'm social sciences so it may be different but I don't think so. In my field at least, this sort of thing shows that you have networked, which is good, but is not as important as REF-able publications. I was told to concentrate my efforts on those rather than anything else as they are the filter that is used to decide who to shortlist.
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(Am coming back to this forum after a long time :$)
Marasp, I would like to note that in terms of an increasing order of difficulty in peer-reviewed publications, please note the following list:
A. Workshop proceedings.
C. Academic Journals
In terms of reviewing time, the shortest time is for proceedings in conferences and workshops. And for most academic journals, time to get the first reviews (and even a reject) can range from couple of months to even close to an year.
Keeping this in mind, I propose that you should start with peer-reviewed workshop proceedings in your domain.
Some good places to learn about publishing in high quality venues are:
Hope this helps
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