If you’ve worked really hard on your research and feel that it is time to share your ideas with other like-minded philosophers, you may want to submit to a journal, for instance, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. The problem is that although you like the idea, you may feel a bit unsure and nervous about it. This is natural, taking new steps always causes a degree of anxiety if the outcome is important to us. However, the more information that you have, the more likely you are to succeed so read this article to get you started. In this article, you will learn:
- Why you should submit.
- What to submit.
- What to do if you need help.
- If you get your paper published, it is good for your self-esteem. Think about how it will make you feel that people in other parts of the world are reading your ideas and maybe even having a conversation with their peers about it.
- When you send a paper in for publication it will be read by people that are published in your field. These other authors will have to provide justified feedback on your paper. Think how useful that can be to your field of research. It is particularly helpful because, unlike when your supervisor reads your ideas, this will be someone that is completely fresh to your mode of thinking. Even if the paper does not get published, flaws in your paper may be noticed and you can then re-write it and send it out somewhere else. Even rejections can be useful.
- If you get your paper published in a journal like Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, future employers will instantly regard you as an independent thinker and you will be more likely to gain employment with them.