DAY TWENTY-SIX – Try. What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2011? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?
Next year, I want to try to get at least two more publications in before I go out on the job market. Bonus points if one is in The Journal of Public Relations Research. I wanted to get a pub into that journal last year but it didn’t work out. I submitted but unfortunately was rejected. Over the past year the acceptance rate has gone down, in an effort to reduce backlog and increase the status of the journal. Whether it was bad timing or bad writing on my part, I was unable to reach that goal last year, but this year my plan is to produce manuscripts (single or co-authored, doesn’t matter to me) that could potentially be JPRR quality.