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The following materials discuss academic writing and how to write for journal publication. They focus on both sociological fields and other scientific disciplines more broadly, and may be useful to potential contributors to the Journal for Social Thought (JST).

Research Design

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
John W. Creswell (2013)
Sage Publishing

The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Statistics
Jane E. Miller (2013)
University of Chicago Press

Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory
Juliet Corbin, Anselm Strauss (2014)
Sage Publishing

Scholarly Writing and Publishing

Writing in the Social Sciences
Jake Muller (2010)
Oxford University Press Canada

How to Be a Successful Publisher
Travis C. Pratt (2014)
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 30(4), 378-391.

Becoming an Ethical Scholarly Writer
Tim Hatcher (2011)
Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 42(2), 142-159.

Ten Rules of Academic Writing
Stephen K. Donovan (2011)
Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 42(2), 262-267.

Writing for publication: A guide for new authors
Nancy Dixon (2001)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 13(5), 417-421.

Writing academic papers: A guide for prospective authors
R. Newell (2001)
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 17(2), 110-116.

Contributing to research: The basic elements of a scientific manuscript
A. P. Kurmis (2003)
Radiography, 9(4), 277-282.

Writing up your research results for publication
Peter D. Wagner (2009)
Chest, 136(2), 639-642.

Citation Guides

APA 6th Style Guide (Purdue)

Avoiding Common APA Style Errors

Professional Associations: Sociology

Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)

American Sociological Association (ASA)