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Getting Published

Academic writing and publishing involve many skills and processes. The web resources, videos and handbooks below will offer excellent tips for prospective authors.

However, authors should also beware of “Predatory Publishers” or disreputable publishers that often send unsolicited invitations to researchers offering to publish their work.  The guides in the bullet list will help you decide whether a publisher is “predatory”.

Web Resources – from Reputable Scholarly Publishers

Elsevier’s Publishing Campus

Developed with early career researchers in mind, this website provides an extensive collection of information, videos, guides, recommended reading and more. Major topics include career and funding, ethics in research and publishing, writing and publishing resources, networking, webcasts of training workshops and lots more.

IOP An Introductory Guide for Authors

This guide is for early career researchers who are beginning to write papers for publication. It provides an overview of academic publishing and advice on how to make the most of the process. It covers these different aspects: choosing where to submit your paper, writing and formatting, peer review process, revising and responding to referee reports, acceptance and publication, promoting your published work and copyright and ethical integrity.

Tips for Writing Better Science Papers

Richard Threlfall, Managing Editor of Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, gives insider tips on how to improve each section of your article and increase your chances of getting published. This 14-Tips series include different stages of getting published: cover letter, title, abstract, graphics, experimental, language usage, peer review, cover art and many others.

Videos

How to write a great research paper / Simon Peyton Jones

Professor Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, gives a guest lecture on writing. Look out for his seven simple suggestions.

How to get published / Taylor and Francis

This video gives a short introduction to the complete publication process and Top Publishing Tips.

Handbooks

 

Find more books on Academic Writing here.

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last modified 13 September 2017