If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again — the Ins and Outs of Academic Writing and Publishing


While writing for just one academic field is no easy task, publishing in interdisciplinary journals has its own distinct challenges. In this unit, we share our experiences locating different interdisciplinary niches for our work, elaborating on pathways we have taken to find and reach best-fit audiences. Additionally, we will collaboratively assemble resources for bringing our research to non-academic audiences, including multimedia publications and the press.


Crystle Martin
UC Irvine
Amanda Ochsner
UW Madison


This unit will look at the nitty gritty details of the process of writing, publishing, dealing with rejection, and getting the word out about your research.


Kickoff Live Event: Wednesday, May 6, 10:00 AM PDT (12PM CDT/1PM EDT)

Title: Writing and Publishing for Academia and Beyond [Webinar]

Description. Let’s face it. Even by yourself, writing is complicated. Add other collaborators, scholars, and partners into the mix and things can easily get messy. This webinar brings in experts from across the field of digital media and learning to offer advice on how to approach collaborative and interdisciplinary writing. We will also talk about how to get published, where to publish, and tips when writing for different kinds of audiences or in various types of formats. 

Guests: Jeremiah Holden, Danielle Herro, Alecia Magnifico, & Mimi Ito

Live Event: Friday, May 15, 10:00 AM PDT (12PM CDT/1PM EDT)

Title: Wrap Up/Reflection [Webinar]

Description. A few days before the webinar, participants in the course will send in their questions via Twitter or Etherpad. These questions will help drive the webinar conversation, allowing course participants and the DML experts to engage in a back and forth discourse about writing, publishing challenges in interdisciplinary fields, and publishing and writing norms for different audiences and formats.  


Finding and accepting editorial help


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