Research in Action

Research in Action is a weekly podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education from experts across a range of disciplines. Episodes are posted weekly and include guest interviews and occasional solo episodes. Guests are from a range of higher education institutions and share their expertise on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods as well as their personal experiences as researchers; research and writing practices; organizational and productivity strategies; and much more. Some weeks, bonus content is also posted. Research in Action is hosted by Dr. Katie Linder, the research director for Oregon State University Ecampus. Show notes with information regarding topics discussed in each episode, as well as the transcript for each episode, can be found at the Research in Action website at There are several ways to connect with the Research in Action podcast. Visit to post a comment about a specific episode, suggest a future guest, or ask a question that could be featured in a future episode. You can also offer feedback about Research in Action episodes or share research-related resources by contacting the podcast via Twitter @RIA_podcast using the hashtag #ria_podcast or emailing Finally, you can call the Research in Action voicemail line at 541-737-1111 to ask a question or leave a comment. The Research in Action podcast is a resource funded by Oregon State University Ecampus – ranked one of the nation’s best providers of online education with more than 40 degree programs and over 1,000 classes online. Learn more about Ecampus by visiting This podcast is produced by the Ecampus Multimedia team.
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May 1, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Carole Sargent, founding Director of the Office of Scholarly Publications at Georgetown University, and CEO of a global nonprofit, Academic Authors. Dr. Sargent guides faculty to high-impact scholarly publishing for tenure and promotion. She has a PhD from UVA and publishes in eighteenth-century studies.

Segment 1: Getting to Know Top Peer-reviewed Journals [00:00-13:57]

In this first segment, Carole shares some of her tips for learning about top-ranked peer-reviewed journals in your field.

Segment 2: Getting an Article into a High-ranked Journal [13:58-34:14]

In segment two, Carole shares some of her suggestions for getting your article published in a top-ranked peer-reviewed journal.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-05:48]: Journal Editing and Peer Review

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-14:19]: Turning a Journal Article into a Book

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