Abby Day is Professor of Race, Faith and Culture in Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Before entering academe, Abby spent 20 years in the international academic publishing industry as editor, reviewer, and publisher. She is Executive Editor for the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Trustee responsible for publishing in the Sociological Review Foundation, and a member of the Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review College and of several journal review boards. She is a former Trustee and Publications Director for the British Sociological Association.
Part I: Setting a strategy 1. Introduction: a circle of success 2. Why publish (or not)? 3. Why look for research funding? 4. What is good research? 5. Diversity and inclusion in research 6. A sense of purpose 7. So what? Implications Part II: Knowing Yyur audience 8. Choosing the right publisher or funder 9. Understanding editors, reviewers, readers 10. Criteria for success Part III: Papers, proposals, and beyond 11. Writing better, writing faster 12. Managing relationships and academic careers