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Writing for Conferences: A Handbook for Graduate Students and Faculty Hardcover – May 26, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0313394065 ISBN-10: 0313394067

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (May 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313394067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313394065
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,395,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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• Serves as an essential reference guide for researchers with no publishing experience as well as previously published authors

• Addresses the questions of potential publishing researchers in the order these issues would arise in the publication process

• Provides cross-disciplinary information that is highly relevant and appropriate for any graduate program, including engineering, business, and education



• Presents vignettes from many published authors that highlight their real-life experiences

• Dedicates an entire chapter to documenting the timeline of publishing

• Includes over 80 tables that augment the text

• Contains sidebars that reinforce key points and definitions

• Provides bibliography references at the end of each chapter

• Includes a glossary of key terms

Book Description

Due to the quick turnaround and oral presentation requirements, immediate feedback, and abundant networking opportunities, publishing at a conference event is a significantly more complex—and for many, more intimidating—proposition than traditional journal and book publishing. However, the additional benefits of successfully presenting your research project at a conference are well worth the effort.


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Dr. Mallette provides technical and programmatic support for The Aerospace Corporation. Previously, he worked in system engineering and project management of satellite systems at the Boeing Company for 30 years. He is nationally known for his expertise in quartz and atomic clocks.

Dr. Mallette is an adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University and mentors doctoral students for the University of Phoenix (and was an Instructor of Engineering at the University of Central Florida in the 1970s). Leo is member of the Board of Visitors for Pepperdine University, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a member of the advisory board for the Precise Time and Time Interval Conference, and a board member of the Society of Educators and Scholars.

He received the BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida and the MBA and Ed.D. (in organizational leadership) degrees from Pepperdine University. Dr. Mallette has published over 70 conference and peer-reviewed journal articles on atomic frequency standards, satellite systems, ground stations, optical detectors, root-cause investigation, genealogy, organizational ethics, publishing, and pruning trees. He is co-author of the book Writing for Conferences (2011), co-editor of The SPELIT Power Matrix (2007), and author of Rancho Mirage - Images of America (2011) and a self published book: My Mother's Quilts (1994).

He and his wife Kathy live in Irvine and Rancho Mirage, California. They have one daughter and two granddaughters. He enjoys playing with his granddaughters, gardening projects, traveling, and writing.

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Writing for conferences: A handbook for graduate students and faculty by Leo Mallette and Clare Berger (2011) introduces publishing through conferences, gives the reader tips on finding the right conference and dissecting the call for papers, and provides exercises and examples for abstract writing. The authors discuss co-authoring vs. sole authorship, and list the main sections of your conference paper with an explanation of each. They consider the options for presentation including papers, panels, posters, and chairing a session. The chapter on networking at conferences, toward the end of the book, is especially helpful for people who want more information on how to make connections. The book contains checklists, text boxes, and vignettes that offer additional useful information.
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By Professor E on November 26, 2011
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INSPIRING BOOK!!! This is a first book to build a foundation for novice and experienced researchers to publish their valuable works in the desired conference. The book highlights a robust structure on how to begin, follow through, and get published! The process is beneficial at any level and from personal experience, I wish this book was available before I started to present and get published at several conferences. After reading this book, I have applied the process highlighted by Leo Mallette and Clara Berger, and I saw nothing but success at my latest conference. If you are a student and Faculty, you NEED this book, the ideas from this book will shed light on how to be successful in your future scholarly endeavors. Professor E
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Writing for Conferences: A Handbook for Graduate Students and Faculty, is a "must have" text for any student or instructor who wishes to prepare and present a paper for conferences. The chapters include topics such as finding the "right" conference, preparing for presentation, and networking at the conference. Authors Leo Mallette and Clare Berger clearly fill a niche since there are few books which relate to this subject available. I would recommend this book highly to both graduate students and new faculty as an excellent reference guide to further publishing, career opportunities, and enhancing networking skills. Ladyhawke of Culver City
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