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Getting Published in academic journals: tips and tricks. 2015

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Getting Published in academic journals: tips and tricks. 2015

  1. 1. Scholarly Publishing Getting Published – tips and tricks. UQ Winter Scholars Sharon Bunce, Elena Danilova, Alicia Dodemont Scholarly Communication and Digitisation Services 2015 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Water_drop_impact_on_a_water-surface
  2. 2. Scholarly Publishing Getting Published Research Guide http://guides.library.uq.edu.au/getting-published
  3. 3. Scholarly Publishing Session Outline 1. Why publish? 2. The publishing process 3. Where do I start ? Where to publish 4. Writing support – writing resources, managing references, peer review 5. Measuring your impact/promoting your paper 6. Copyright 7. Top tips/summary 8. Where to find resources
  4. 4. Scholarly Publishing • Communicate new knowledge • Increase the impact and visibility of your research • Establish/build your reputation • Register research findings, their timing & the person(s) responsible • Preserve a record of the findings for the long term Why publish? CC image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/njsouthall/5880919002;
  5. 5. Scholarly Publishing The publishing process: a publisher’s perspective
  6. 6. Scholarly Publishing 115 volumes per year !
  7. 7. Scholarly Publishing To be accepted, a paper must Contribute to and advance existing knowledge Common reasons for article rejection • Lack of constructive arguments. • Too many spelling or grammatical errors. • Poor structure. • Not scholarly. • Shallow lit review. • Lack of reference to similar or contrary research findings. • Theoretically or methodologically flawed • Insignificant/small sample • Not enough familiarity with the journal. • Too narrow/too broad MethodConventions ContextLitReview Garcia, R. (2014). Simple guide to writing a journal article. www.sagepub.co.uk
  8. 8. Scholarly Publishing The publishing process: researcher’s perspective Research Writing Submission Peer Revie w Revisions Copy editing Publication Rejected Rejected Revisions, revisions, revisions. KNOW your author Responsibilities CREATE Author ID account CHOOSE a journal READ Journal Instructions For Authors PROMOTE your article in UQeSpace and beyond OR *Save a post-print version of your manuscript
  9. 9. Scholarly Publishing Know your author responsibilities Read: UQ Authorship policies 4.20.04 Explains the requirements for determining authorship on publications 4.20.06 Research Data Management 4.20.08 Open Access for UQ Research Outputs Create an Author Identifier Unique identifier that records your name, your institution’s name and your funding authority’s name consistently in your publications Tip: The rule is to submit to only one journal at a time Go to: Author Responsibilities Read : The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council
  10. 10. Scholarly Publishing Where to publish? Identify list of peer-reviewed journal titles Ulrich's Access How will you make your publication available open access? UQ Open Access Policy Impact/prestige • Journal impact factors • Predatory Publishers Aims/scope • Discipline area • Publishes work you cite • Audience Likelihood of acceptance for ECRs. READ journal publishing guidelines Watch Prof. Matthew Brown talk about ACCESS to research
  11. 11. Scholarly Publishing Impact: Journal Citation Reports search: subject area clinical neurology and impact factor
  12. 12. Scholarly Publishing Access: Open Access http://guides.library.uq.edu.au/open-access • Open access (OA) is making research results freely available to anyone with an internet connection • OA Research is more discoverable and FREE for the user to access and download • Can apply to research outputs in the form of journal articles, conference papers, data sets, software, books and book chapters.
  13. 13. Scholarly Publishing How is open access provided? For publications…… 1. Publish in an Open Access Journal Where: OA journal or traditional journal with OA option Version: Published version Cost: May include article processing charge for authors * $ Access: free immediate access for all UQ eSpace DOI Link to published version for all users 2. Deposit of OA version in UQ eSpace Where: institutional repository – (UQ eSpace) When: upon acceptance for publication Version: post-print or publishers pdf Cost: free Access: free access for all access embargo may apply
  14. 14. Scholarly Publishing What to publish • Original research – • Theses (qualitative or quantitative) • Research project reports (Honours) • Conference papers • Literature reviews • Systematic reviews • Case studies • Theoretical Analyses • Response articles • Book reviews And many more….. Image: ~Cyn~ , Creative Process Still Life, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  15. 15. Scholarly Publishing What to Publish Scholarly Publications > Thesis You may choose to submit your thesis as a “Thesis by Publication” Thesis Preparation - guidelines (UQ Graduate School) http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/thesis-preparation
  16. 16. Scholarly Publishing What to Publish Scholarly Publications > Thesis Thesis by publication: UQ example (UQ eSpace) Publish in UQ’s Digital Repository eSpace
  17. 17. Scholarly Publishing What to Publish Thesis > Scholarly Publication How to turn your Dissertation, Thesis or Paper into a Publication
  18. 18. Scholarly Publishing The Writing Process • Define your purpose • Plan your research • Create your outline • Commit to a writing schedule • Check the preferred writing / referencing style format • Identify your audience write for them • Seek feedback from other academics or your supervisor • Write often Writing tips from the Graduate School – http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/events-skills-training-students Choose your target journal
  19. 19. Scholarly Publishing Writing & Structure (Research Article) IMRaD What question is being asked? Introduction How was the problem studied? Methods What were the findings? Results What do these findings mean? Discussion
  20. 20. Scholarly Publishing Resources for academic writing http://www.phd2published.com/ https://www.coursera.org/courses http://www.editage.com/insights/# Blog Online courses Writing and publishing resources Getting Published Research Guide Student Services Website UQ Course: Academic English & Thesis writing for International Students
  21. 21. Scholarly Publishing Uqx (UQ based) Write101x: English Grammar and Style Learn how to use a knowledge of how words work to write in the style that readers value and that the university and the professions require. •Starts: 26 July, 2015 •Duration: 8 weeks •Instructors: Roslyn Petelin, who convenes the highly commended post-graduate Writing, Editing, & Publishing (WEP) Program in EMSAH at UQ. About this Course With the rise of social media and the Internet, many people are writing more today for different mediums than ever before. We’ll present materials that cover grammatical principles, word usage, writing style, sentence and paragraph structure, and punctuation. We’ll introduce you to some marvellous resources that we have annotated for your guidance. We’ll show you video clips of interviews conducted with distinguished grammarians, challenge you with quizzes and writing activities that will give you strategies to help you to build skills that will enhance the quality of your writing, and invite you to participate in discussions and assess the work of your peers. https://www.edx.org/course/english-grammar-style-uqx-write101x-0#! Free Online Course
  22. 22. Scholarly Publishing Writing tips to help you along the way • Target your journal early on and become an expert in it. • Create an outline for your paper and then use it to write your prose • Plan your writing time with a writing diary – set-up time slots and match these with your paper outline • Work with a writing partner or set up/join a writing group Murray R. Writing for academic journals. 3rd edition. Open University, 2013
  23. 23. Scholarly Publishing Be sure of your citations and data http://retractionwatch.com/
  24. 24. Scholarly Publishing Managing your references Referencing software available via UQ Library Free referencing managers available online include • UQ Library Research Support referencing software page • UQ Library referencing style guides
  25. 25. Scholarly Publishing From submission to publication Peer Review Process • The peer review process is a form of quality assurance…..during this process, experts in your field consider the merits of your work. They provide journal editors with an impartial decision about whether or not to publish, as well as how to improve an article already accepted for publication (Boden). Purpose: • To help the editor decide whether to publish the paper. • To help the authors improve the paper, whether or not the journal accepts it. More information - http://guides.library.uq.edu.au/getting-published/peer- review
  26. 26. Scholarly Publishing •Reviewed by experts in your discipline. •Reviews may be markedly different. Receive peer review •Address each suggestion/comment. •Decide which changes you are going to make. Address comments •Manuscript may be returned to you for further revisions •Seek clarification if needed Resubmit revisions Peer Review Process Watch Dr. Tamara Davis talk about peer review.
  27. 27. Scholarly Publishing Promote Your Paper – build your research profile. Make it discoverable Why? • Disseminate new knowledge • Increase the impact and visibility of your research • Establish/build your reputation • Be visible or vanish! How? Download
  28. 28. Scholarly Publishing Impact : Metrics + Altmetrics +
  29. 29. Scholarly Publishing Make it happen! Upload – into UQeSpace https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/ UQ eSpace UQ’s official digital space for: • the research outputs • the research data of staff and students of UQ
  30. 30. Scholarly Publishing Altmetrics tools in eSpace Click here to read and download full text Downloads
  31. 31. Scholarly Publishing Jordan, Peter J., Ashkanasy, Neal M., Härtel, Charmine E. J. and Hooper, Gregory S. (2002) Workgroup emotional intelligence: Scale development and relationship to team process effectiveness and goal focus. Human Resource Management Review, 12 2: 195-214. doi:10.1016/S1053-4822(02)00046-3
  32. 32. Scholarly Publishing What is Copyright? • A type of intellectual property: • Copyright • Patents • Trade marks • Designs • Copyright is a bundle of rights: • Economic right • Legal right • Moral right 36
  33. 33. Scholarly Publishing Top 5 Tips When Publishing 1. Know your obligations: You will be the copyright owner of your own work BUT you still need to be aware of any contractual obligations you may have. 2. Identify 3rd party materials and acknowledge: If you have used 3rd party material in your work, you may need permission to reproduce this and will need to acknowledge the author. 3. Don’t rely on ‘fair dealing for research and study’: When publishing a work, you will no longer be protected by ‘fair dealing for research and study’. 4. Understand ‘fair dealing for criticism and review’: Know what ‘fair dealing for criticism and review’ means and how it applies to your work. 5. Know what ‘publishing’ means: ‘Publishing’ includes hardcopy journal/book; e-journal; and web. 37
  34. 34. Scholarly Publishing • Create an Author Identifier Account • Read Journal Instructions for Authors • Submit article to suitable/appropriate journal – consider impact, access, scope. • Know your authorship responsibilities. • Write often, every day if possible, at least 15 mins • Seek feedback from peers, mentors, supervisor • Master your Referencing Manager from the start! • Promote your article – be visible or vanish! Tips for Publishing – a Summary
  35. 35. Scholarly Publishing Publisher Resources http://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/home#find-a-journal https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal-author-gateway https://us.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/how_to_get_published.pdf http://www.elsevier.com/connect/videos/tutorials Elsevier – How to publish in Scholarly Journals http://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/91173/Brochure_UPP_ April2015.pdf Elsevier – Getting your Paper Noticed http://www.elsevier.com/connect/tutorial-getting-your-paper-noticed
  36. 36. Scholarly Publishing Contacts Sharon Bunce – s.bunce@library.uq.edu.au Elena Danilova – e.danilova@library.uq.edu.au Alicia Dodemont – a.dodemont@library.uq.edu.au

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