||[Oct. 23rd, 2006|10:29 am]
Academics On or Near the Tenure Track
Okay, here's a question: what do you all think about publishing an article (or multiple articles?) just to get the line on your CV? I was discussing book manuscripts with my colleague in English this weekend, and she was saying how she thought she had 2 chapters that she could basically just pull, and send out as articles which would then be double-published when her book comes out. (Like me, she's at the proposal-but-no-contract-yet stage, but neither of us figures we'll fail completely at getting the book published.) She said in her field this was considered fine by pretty much everyone involved as long as less than a third of the book, when it finally comes out, had been previously published. (She also said Ashgate didn't seem to care if ALL of the book had been previously published, which strikes me as odd.)
My book manuscript is basically done, and so far I haven't published any of it as articles, though I have cannibalized several chapters of it for conference papers. I didn't figure there was a point in publishing separately if it was going straight into book form. But my colleague seemed to think that doing it just to have the separate line on the CV was worthwhile, and I wouldn't wish to shoot myself in the foot tenure-wise if (as they say) everyone's doing it.
Thoughts of a Monday morning...?