Twenty options, in no particular order,
on how to promote your theme
and Academic Exchange Quarterly...
- Use one option or several.
- Change at will to suit the need or occasion.
01. word-of-mouth: talk with your school colleagues; to view results of your effort,
read School Index for how many articles were published by your colleagues.
02. forward a note or news release to college official like President,
Vice-Presidents, Provost, Dean, Department Head
03. target local institutions as well as the large universities in your state.
This is usually in the form of an invitation to both faculty and
graduate students to submit manuscripts, e.g., I have targeted
special ed faculty for that themed issue. I went to the online grant
awards or outstanding online sites list at universities to get a list
of names for the issue looking at online learning connections.
04. print out clear file folder labels with your AEQ promo link and stick
them on the back of your business cards that you'll be handing out
at the conference
05. mention your theme or AEQ while sending a letter to the editor/author expressing
your view on a subject you read in your favorite journal other than AEQ
06. place a copy of AEQ on your desk for colleagues to see
07. expect referrals by other editors or article authors and journal readers
08. post on department billboard, announcement board
09. mail announcement to college paper or association newsletter
10. leave leaflets in your library or faculty lounge
11. attend and provide information sheets about AEQ at both local and national
conferences, e.g., many groups I belong to now have a "share table"
which allows participants to share ideas or handout materials. I keep
an eye on my goodies and I am usually pleased that they are taken within
three or four hours.
12. ask your school bookstore to carry AEQ. See "bookstore rate"
13. recommend your library subscription to Academic Exchange Quarterly
14. give gift subscription
15. provide a link from your web to AEQ
16. add the AEQ link to your e-mail autosignature, example
17. use e-mail to send out call for papers, CFP,
to multiple E-Mail Discussion Lists and/or Listservs
a. send out CFP for your theme; see example #1 Health
or #2 Information Literacy
or #3 Teaching and Learning on the Web
b. send out CFP, that incorporate Editors' Choice articles
and bring interested potential submitters/authors to your theme page;
CFP smilar to the one above
18. take advantage of search engines, many have an electronic form for you
to indicate the address, URL, of your favorite web site;
19. find educational sites, approach the owners of the sites and ask them
to display a hypertext listing to AEQ - a reciprocal deal
20. utilize Internet, Intranet, Usenet*
- while topic is discussed, listserve or newsgroup, refer members
to a specific similar article in AEQ for additional information
- post "call for papers"
* What is Usenet?
Usenet is not synonymous with Internet. Usenet started out in 1980
and was largely confined to educational institutions such as
universities and colleges, and to research companies and other
commercial enterprises with UNIX machines on-site.
Usenet is the system of online discussion groups, called newsgroups,
e.g. humanities, sci, soc etc... Each newsgroup has a specific set of
subjects it is intended to cover.
Due to the decentralized nature of Usenet, there is no one person or
body which can "enforce" what is being posted. It falls on each
user to help preserve the culture of open discussion and free speech
that Usenet has come to embody...
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