Here I will be identifying resources to help graduate students and junior faculty to jump all those hurdles that need to be jumped. Feel free to add your own favorite resources, or comment on the resources I have mentioned.*
One book that should be required reading for every doctoral student from Day 1 is How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation, by Dr. David Sternberg. I myself did not even know of its existence until I was well into the second draft of my dissertation. I know it would have saved me much time and many headaches if I’d had it from the beginning. It is well worth reading at any stage, so pick up a copy if you haven’t already!
For those attempting to get a start in publishing journal articles, there is Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, by Wendy Laura Belcher.
And this: What do Journal Editors Want?
For those who are ready to publish a book: Getting it Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious About Serious Books by William Germano. Published by the University of Chicago Press, it is available as an ebook as well as traditional print forms.
This is a terrific overview of how to write that pesky literature review: [PDF]
A Guide to Writing the Dissertation Literature Review – A Practical Guide to Finishing a Masters, MBA or PhD on Schedule
Those are just for starters!
*A note on links: on principle I give priority to author and publisher pages, rather than to Amazon.com. Amazon has become an overbearing behemoth with far too much influence on the publishing industry!