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  • 1. Publishing Your Research Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood Department of Library and Information Science University of the Punjab 1
  • 2. Agenda My publishing case study Writing for publishing Finding publishing avenues Review process Publishing process From thesis to journal articles From thesis to book Online publishing Self publishing Promoting your publications Ethical and legal issues 2
  • 3. My publishing case studyBooks 7Journal articles published 104Journal articles accepted 6Refereed conference papers 5Total 122 3
  • 4. Year wise distribution 4
  • 5. Country wise distributionPakistan 41UK 36USA 28Germany 6Netherlands 4Malaysia 1Japan 1Australia 1West Indies 1Iran 1Canada 1Argentina 1 5
  • 6. AuthorshipSingle 45Co-author 77 6
  • 7. Where did papers come fromPapers written for journals 72Conference papers published as 17journal articlesPapers from my PhD/Postdoc thesis 11Papers from students’ theses 15Papers from friends’ theses 5 7
  • 8. My PhD thesis Locally published in 2005 Published from Germany in 2009 Freely available at HEC’s Pakistan Research Repository Published 9 papers based on it 8
  • 9. My postdoctoral research Published from Germany in 2011 Published 2 papers based on it 9
  • 10. Writing for publishing 10
  • 11. Why do I write? You have a research grant and must publish the results of your research You want a job or a promotion You want to disseminate your work or research findings to a particular audience You want your research to have political, social, or scientific implications for change You want to contribute to intellectual discussion or scientific debate You want to generate new knowledge You are passionate about your subject area and are compelled to write 11
  • 12. Levels of scholarly publishing 12
  • 13. Building your manuscript Budget your time for writing The first draft Reviewing the first draft The second draft Getting feedback from colleagues The third draft 13
  • 14. Contents of a research paper  Title  Results  Author’s name  Discussion and institutional  Conclusion affiliation  References  Abstract  Acknowledgements  Keywords  Biographical sketch  Introduction  Appendices  Literature review  Methods 14
  • 15. Format of paper Format of the paper is determined by the journal Check their web site for information Differences from one journal to another:  Style of references  Tables and figures  Line spacing  Font  Word limit  Writing style  File type 15
  • 16. Useful sources for authors Author guidebooks Author associations  International Science Writers Association  National Writers Association  Professional Writers Association  Authors Guild  Pakistan Writers Guild  Pakistan Medical Writers Association Online resources  AuthorAid  Emerald Literati Network  Taylor & Francis Author Services 16
  • 17. AuthorAid 17
  • 18. Emerald Literati Network 18
  • 19. Taylor & Francis Author Services 19
  • 20. Finding publishing avenues 20
  • 21. How to find journals Ulrichs International Periodical Directory Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Journal Citation Reports Scopus Journal Analyzer IngentaConnect 21
  • 22. Ulrichs International Periodical Directory 22
  • 23. A journal entry in Ulrich’s 23
  • 24. Directory of Open Access Journals 24
  • 25. Journal Citation Reports 25
  • 26. Scopus Journal Analyzer 26
  • 27. IngentaConnect 27
  • 28. How to select right journal Look at your reference list Ask your colleagues for advice Think about who will want to read your paper Read papers from short-listed journals Put your shortlist of journals in rank order, from first choice to last choice Discuss your choice with your co-authors 28
  • 29. Criteria for journal selection Referring system Impact factor/citation scores Circulation Journal type Time lag Reputation of editors Professional vs. commercial ownership Quality of production 29
  • 30. Review process 30
  • 31. Manuscript submission Guidelines for authors Process of submission Acknowledgement by editor 31
  • 32. Reviewprocess 32
  • 33. Process of review First scanning by editor Selection of reviewers Double blind review Time for review Decision of reviewers Communication of decision to author Acceptance, Rejection or Revision Submission and review of revised version Final decision 33
  • 34. Criteria for judging a paper Does the article add to what is already known? Is the article demonstrably related to what has been previously written? Are the arguments employed valid in terms of the body of knowledge? Is the article easy to read? Do the arguments flow logically? Are the conclusions strong? 34
  • 35. Reviewpro forma 35
  • 36. Handling reviewers’ comments  Make adjustments and attach explanation  Don’t feel obligated to make all recommended changes  Don’t take comments personally  Be polite in all correspondence 36
  • 37. Publishing process 37
  • 38. Publishing process Paying for publication Copyright agreement by author Decision of issue to include paper Copy editing Proof reading Printing Notification of publishing to author Delivery of printed issue and off-prints 38
  • 39. From thesis to journal articles 39
  • 40. From thesis to journal article Decide how many articles can be published Cut-paste-edit Re-write some parts Each article should be independent with all required contents Supervisor as co-author 40
  • 41. From thesis to book 41
  • 42. From thesis to book Seek permission from university Improve contents Improve language Re-format Find publisher 42
  • 43. Online publishing 43
  • 44. Advantages of online publishing Better chances of acceptance More control over the process Higher royalties Author-friendly contracts Shorter response times Faster publication Multimedia and format options Mass market place 44
  • 45. Where to publish online E-publishing company  Institutional website Personal website Blog 45
  • 46. Self publishing 46
  • 47. The self-publishing process Develop your idea Write your manuscript Proofread and market test your manuscript Prepare your business plan  Who will buy your book?  How will you market and sell it? Decide how many copies you will print and the format of book you want Get quotes for typesetting and printing Get manuscript print ready (typeset) Design the book cover Print the book Market and advertise the book Fulfill orders Collect payment and record sales 47
  • 48. Promoting your publications 48
  • 49. Promoting your publications Book review Flyer Book launching ceremony Email discussion groups Sending off-prints to experts/writers Newsletters/newspapers Entry in search engines Entry in databases Online bookstores Continued work of your students/research team 49
  • 50. Ethical and legal issues 50
  • 51. Ethical considerations Accurate reporting of research results Data retention and sharing Duplication and piecemeal publication Plagiarism Protecting confidentiality Conflict of interest 51
  • 52. Legal considerations Publication credit  Co-authorship  Order of authorship Publishing contract Copyright Defamation 52
  • 53. Thanks for your patience 53