n Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa - Editorial
|© Publisher:||Ergonomics Society of South Africa|
|Journal||Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa|
|Author||Candice Christie and Andrew Thatcher|
|Publication Date||Dec 2008|
Every now and then the issue of publishing in academic journals is brought up - how to get published, where to get published, etc. This issue was succinctly highlighted by Professor Mike Lambert in the most recent copy of the South African Journal of Sports Medicine in his editorial - Accepted or rejected? Writing a good academic paper for a peer-reviewed journal is not easy and is a task that should not be taken lightly. We all know how to write, as we do it all the time; however what is needed, is the ability to write for academic publication. Writing and publishing help us to share our ideas with others, which enables us to get feedback from others in our field. It can also ignite debate which further enhances our research and writing. Publishing is important for not only enhancing the individual but also the discipline, the discipline of ergonomics.
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