Q1 | Most professional people and academics like to get their thoughts and ideas published. This is a concept of sharing both information and knowledge with your peers and inviting them to contribute via feedback to your published work. The concept of published work not only elevates your own personal self-esteem but raises your profile in the business and academic community. Your contribution may also provide an, as yet unknown, significant input or contribution to another person’s reach project. (Luke, P. 2012)
The fact that the work has been published provides more authority and substance over the points that you wish to put forward. From a business perspective the concept of being published adds considerable value to your marketing profile. From a job perspective it enhances the value of the resume, particularly where subject matter expertise is concerned. Management Consultants who specialise in specific areas often refer to published work as evidence of their credentials of knowledge and subject matter expertise. (Wall, 2012)
Q2 | There are a number of important ethical considerations when submitting work for publication. The largest of these being the issue of copyright and plagiarism. The work submitted for publication must be your own original work and not infringe the copyright of other individuals work. Infringements of this nature may have legal consequences for both the author and publisher of the published materials.
The author must refrain from slander or personal criticism of other published materials. It is possible to critique in an entirely professional and constructive way without resorting to words that expose you to legal consequences like defamation of character. This does occur in social networking sites but there are certain niceties that must be observed in professional journals and academic texts
Luke, P. (2012, 2 1). Be a better writer. Retrieved from Getting Published: http://www.be-a-better-writer.com/getting-published.html
Wall, A. (2012, 2 1). Getting Published by a Major Book Publisher…Is it Worth It? Retrieved from Seabook: http://www.seobook.com/archives/001312.shtml