AMY ROBERTS (UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
(Banmaw University)

WRITING FOR PUBLICATION: STRATEGY FOR CLEAR, CONCISE, AND COMPLETE ABSTRACTS : OTHERS

It has never been more important for scholars to publish internationally, to collaborate in global research communities, and to participate in academic conversations beyond borders. Writing and publishing scholarly work, and doing so in English, is a critical element of contemporary university life for graduate students, lecturers, professors, and administrators. Yet scholarly work is of little value if no one reads, uses, or cites it. Investing time to clearly develop the abstract is essential for positive outcomes of key decisions: whether editors approve a submission for review; whether reviewers accept the review invitation; and whether others read the published paper. This workshop explains the structure and significance of the APA abstract and outlines an effective strategy to develop comprehensive and concise abstracts for international journals. Through examples and practice, this workshop provides opportunity to learn and apply a strategy for crafting clear, concise, and complete abstracts suitable for international journals.

Amy Roberts is an associate professor in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Wyoming USA. Roberts has facilitated writing for publication workshops in Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, and the United States.

Daw Kyu Kyu Myint teaches courses in the Department of English at Banmaw University in Kachin State, Myanmar. She teaches academic writing and research.