The Art of the Article

Have you done the research and have the results but are unclear about how to write a journal article? Has your advisor’s most “helpful” advice been, “You need to publish in top-tier journals”? Do you keep “intending” to start your article but somehow never get past reading endlessly in preparation for the lit review? Are you afraid of pressing the submit button?

The Art of the Article is for you.

Created and facilitated by Dr. Jane Jones of Up In Consulting and Kel Weinhold of the Professor is In, the course breaks down not just the parts of an academic article, and how to organize and write one, but also how to evaluate and target the optimal journals for your work.

Specific Strategies

One of the things that we know about the Academy is that it is designed to teach you to think about your work but not necessarily how to write about it. Most guidance typically occurs post production, framed as “No, not that way.” We created this program to flip the script. It is designed to walk you step by step through not only the thinking but also the structural requirements for an academic journal article. In other words, we show you how to get where you are going BEFORE you start, which speeds up the time to submission.

Practical Guidance

The Art of the Academic Article is a 10-week, self-directed online course divided into ten steps delivered one week at a time designed to produce a shitty first draft of your IMRDC article. (Introduction; Methodology; Results of the Research; Discussion; Conclusion.) Each step is structured to 1) move you steadily through the standard elements of an article for academic publication and 2) identify (and overcome!) the mental barriers that keep you from success.

NOTE: The content is “dripped” one week at a time over 10 weeks, but your access to the course and the community does not expire. We expect (and hope!) that you will use it over and over again until the process is second nature.

Immediate Solutions

You’ve done your research. You have your results. Now it’s time to write. From day one, with manageable tasks, we will guide you to an article that positions you in the intellectual conversation you want to be part of. Each step, you will be thinking and working on both long term and immediate goals: How to identify the best journal for your work; the most effective way to position yourself in the intellectual conversation; the essentials you must include in each section to engage your field and the editor. You will learn exactly what you need to include (and avoid!).

Multiple Points of Engagement

Membership includes access to step-by-step instructions, worksheets, coaching videos with Developmental Editor Dr. Jane Jones and TPII Productivity Coach Kel Weinhold as well as interaction with a writing community via a private social network. Read more here about how the course came to be.

Personalized Feedback

Each month, Dr. Jane Jones offers a live “Abstract Hot Seat” where participants in the course can submit their abstract for immediate feedback.

No Waiting

A new cohort of The Art of the Article begins the first Monday of every month.

The October session starts Oct. 7th. (Registration deadline: October 5th)


Single Payment $486

Two Payments $250 (x2) ($500 Total)

Weekly Payment $51.50 (x10) ($515 Total)


  • Installment payments begin at registration not the course start date
  • Failure to pay the agreed upon installments will result in cancellation of all access to the program. The online course system does not allow for partial access.


“I can’t say enough about the Art of the Article program! The content continues to inspire me to take the time out of my teaching frenzy to sit down with actionable steps and goals and make progress on my publishing goals. Jane and Kel expertly identified and outlined the hard work behind making decisions about where to submit and how to set yourself up to not only get published, but also how to build a support network for constructive feedback, help with future publications, and interpreting revisions and rejections. This is a “system” I will be using for years to come (for articles and a book proposal) and would highly recommend the Art of the Article to any one working toward publication.”

I just wanted to say that I LOVED Unstuck – use it every day! I am also LOVING the Art of the Article which I am about half way through now!

I was one of the beta-testers of the Art of the Article, and I can only say this product is *fantastic*! Since doing it, I have submitted one journal article and started a new one. I was feeling quite some trepidation starting the new one, then I went back to these materials and it was incredibly helpful to have the clarity of ‘first do this’ and then ‘now do this other thing’. It’s a seriously impressive process to get to the product we need – journal articles. Money exceptionally well spent.”
Associate Professor