Writing for Publication: Transitions and Tools that Support Scholars’ Success - Mary Renck Jalongo, Olivia N. Saracho 2016
From a Research Project to a Journal Article
Conference Proposals and Article Types
It is a professional courtesy to acknowledge individuals or organizations who facilitated the completion of the study. Acknowledgements enable researchers to thank all those who have helped in conducting the study. They generally acknowledge anyone who offered assistance, which ranges from receiving financial assistance, help with empirical or statistical methods, to individuals who provided comments and advise on the final manuscript. These may include technical or support staff in the researcher’s department, academic staff from other departments, institutions, or organizations. Acknowledgments usually express the researcher’s appreciation in a concise manner but should avoid strong emotive language. For example, researchers may want to thank someone who provided them with technical support and state the following acknowledgment:
We wish to thank Professor Ringgold for his statistical assistance in analyzing the results.
Acknowledgements also are used to credit others who contributed to the work but did not write the manuscript, for example:
The authors wish to acknowledge ___ and ___, the research assistants who served as additional raters of the data to establish interrater reliability estimates.
Some researchers are provided with financial support to help them conduct the study and/or develop the manuscript. A sample acknowledgement is:
This research was supported by a Faculty Research Grant at XYZ University. The opinions expressed in this article do not reflect the positions, policy, or endorsement of the University.