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Early career experiences of navigating journal article publication: Lessons learned using an autoethnographic approach

Margaret K Merga, Shannon Mason, Julia Morris



The successful publication of peer reviewed academic journal articles is an essential achievement for early career researchers (ECRs) seeking to establish themselves in their profession. However, this journey can pose several significant challenges for ECRs. We use an autoethnographic approach that draws deeply on our lived experience as ECRs to capture our recent and current experiences of negotiating the academic journal article publication journey to explore the tensions, contradictions, and benefits encountered in the journey. We critically examine challenges we experienced in choosing a target journal and negotiating the follow-up process; undertaking revisions; and our experiences of l..

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