chapter  5
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Strategizing a Credible Study

The challenge of knowledge transfer is well recognized within the scholarly and policy communities, it seems important to reflect on how the research you have conducted on behalf of an applied discipline might actually find its way back into the world of practice knowledge. Most researchers will find the professional and scholarly communities the most obvious first point of communication. Journal articles have become the mainstay of research publication in recent times. The number of professional and scholarly journals has proliferated rapidly, and the range of available publication venues means that you are likely to have multiple options. Impact factor is a consideration of particular concern to those pursuing research or academic careers in which their scholarly productivity will influence their career progress. Pay careful attention to author guidelines for such issues as length, format, and writing style.