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close this bookManagement Self-Development - A Guide for Managers, Organisations and Institutions (ILO, 1985, 282 p.)
close this folderChapter 6. Some other opportunities for self-development
View the document(introduction...)
View the document6.1 Method 15: Courses, including correspondence courses
View the document6.2 Method 16: Packages and programmed texts
View the document6.3 Method 17: Special projects
View the document6.4 Method 18: Joining associations and professional bodies
View the document6.5 Method 19: Writing for journals
View the document6.6 Method 20: Training and teaching others
View the document6.7 Suggestions for further reading

6.5 Method 19: Writing for journals

As well as reading various journals and magazines, why not try writing for them? Most are extremely pleased to receive contributions - particularly from managers in organisations. Many journals seem to attract articles only from academics. Whilst some are happy with this, a large number would also be very pleased to publish contributions from real, practising managers.

If you want your article to have a reasonable chance of being accepted, it is important to bear in mind the style that seems acceptable to the journal in question. By reading several issues, you will get an idea of the sort of material they are looking for, the preferred length, whether it should be theoretical, practical, or both, and so on. Every journal has its own "personality", and you will have to bear this in mind.

If your article is rejected, do not be too disheartened. The fact that you made the effort is in itself an achievement - and anyway, you will probably have learned a lot in the process of writing it.