Article Writing for Peer-Reviewed Journals—A video lecture by Dr. Guadalupe López-Íñiguez
Article Writing for Peer-Reviewed Journals—A Lecture/Workshop for Researchers in the Arts by Adj. Prof. Dr. Guadalupe López-Íñiguez was held as a part of CERADA Researchers’ Seminar on December 16th, 2019. The lecture was filmed and covers the following aspects:
- Identifying the right journals to submit articles for publication
- Reaching different readers
- Measuring one’s own research impact through publishing
- Managing oneself during the current neoliberal climate of heightened competition in universities
- Familiarising oneself with key aspects (e.g., the validity, significance and originality of our work) that can help interdisciplinary researchers in the arts be strategic and creative in selecting publishable topics from their body of their research
Transforming a manuscript into a page-turning article or into an exciting chapter requires researchers to narrow down and condense a complex topic that they feel dedicated and passionate about, to build faultless research designs, and, of course, to obtain funding. However, even these combined skills and resources are not enough when striving to have one’s manuscript published in leading and prestigious journals.
We must additionally be familiar with the opportunities available for publication based on one’s own field(s) of study and readership as well as understand the peer-review processes behind books and journals in academia. These all are key aspects in becoming successful researchers whose work are known, respected and replicated and in creating paradigm shifts, particularly in interdisciplinary disciplines like the arts.
However, it is also important to step away from the pressure to publish more work solely for the sake of advancing one’s career, as quality ultimately trumps quantity; quality is what stands out and makes a difference in the crowded scientific world.
Guadalupe López-Íñiguez is currently Adjunct Professor of Music Education at the Sibelius Academy, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Vice-President of the Spanish Society for Psychology of Music and Music Performance, and a freelance cellist. She is currently leading her second postdoctoral research project, funded by the Academy of Finland (2018-2021), studying how to renew learning and performance practices among (under)graduate musicians by highlighting the importance of learner identity. Guadalupe presents her work regularly as an invited speaker and at international congresses, and has been published in books and impact journals indexed in the Web of Knowledge. She also serves as an expert for various journals, conferences, and institutions (e.g. European Commission), and has received numerous scholarships and prizes (e.g. Prize Bankia in the category of Best Music Researcher). Her scholarly expertise and interests in music research include cognitive and social constructivism (psychological school), lifelong learning and employability, self-regulation/efficacy/determination for performance optimisation, musical and learner identities, giftedness and talent, and emotion theories. She works regularly with world-leading scholars in these fields. More info: https://guadalupelopeziniguez.com