Roundtable Announcement: “Being Resilient: Finding Ways to Publish in Difficult Times” – Yvonne Masters

The first plenary to be announced for The 13th Asian Conference on Education (ACE2021) is a roundtable titled “Being Resilient: Finding Ways to Publish in Difficult Times” from independent researcher and IAFOR Journal of Education Editor-in-Chief Yvonne Masters and an esteemed group of editors and reviewers.

The ACE2021 Organising Committee is currently calling for papers to be presented at the joint event. Submit your abstracts by September 1, 2021 to participate.

To participate in ACE2021 as an audience member, please register for the conference via the conference website.

The roundtable will also be available for IAFOR Members to view online. To find out more, please visit the IAFOR Membership page.

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Being Resilient: Finding Ways to Publish in Difficult Times

Back in March 2020, the IAFOR Journal of Education blog spoke about maintaining the impetus of writing and publishing, and its importance in academia. At that time, lock-downs were just starting and there was the same optimism as voiced in 1914: it’ll all be over by Christmas! It is now 18 months later and the end isn’t really in sight. Those in education have had to find new methods of delivery, and academics who research and publish have certainly had to develop strategies to maintain those all important accountability measures. So how has it been and can it be done? How can academics be resilient and continue to publish in difficult times?

In this forum discussion, the Executive Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education will talk with members of the editorial and reviewing team who have met the challenge of continued publication. They will discuss the challenges and the strategies used to address these. For all those who struggle to maintain impetus in writing and publication, this forum may provide valuable insights into different ways of keeping focus.

Speaker Profile

Yvonne Masters

Executive Editor, IAFOR Journal of Education
Independent Researcher, Australia

Dr Yvonne Masters, Executive Editor, IAFOR Journal of EducationYvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current Editor-in-Chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus-indexed, open access journal on education.

Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England (UNE), Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same school. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.

Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.

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