Part 2: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

In the previous post I highlighted things one can do to prepare for and begin writing a manuscript for a publication. In this I will give a few more tips on writing and then go into a discuss about working with reviewers and editors. Issues journal reviewers and editors run into include inappropriate citations and […] → Continue Reading Part 2: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

Part 1: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

Publishing papers in different venues (book, magazine, journal, etc) is something many of us dream about. Where as some people can do it voluntarily, those in academia are typically required to do it. Unfortunately, the art of writing for publications does not come naturally to everyone. Fortunately, everyone can learn. It was with this mind […] → Continue Reading Part 1: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

Dinner with Mrs. Laura W. Bush

A few weeks ago, while minding my own business, I received an email with a subject line that read, “Dinner with Mrs. Bush in Seattle.” I thought, “oh no, here we go again.”  Prior to this, I had deleted several emails supposedly sent from distinguished individuals with a plea or a request for money & thought this was […] → Continue Reading Dinner with Mrs. Laura W. Bush

Designing the Ultimate Seminar Series

This past Tuesday, I walked a little over a mile to attend the last session of my “Readings in Information and Communication Technology for Development”  seminar course. I was seriously considering not going, but the article we had been assigned to read (Transparency and Development: Ethical Consumption through Web 2.0 and the Internet of Things (http://itidjournal.org/itid/article/view/693) […] → Continue Reading Designing the Ultimate Seminar Series