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Khalid publishing your research-workshop-march 2012

  1. 1. Publishing Your Research Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood Department of Library and Information Science University of the Punjab 1
  2. 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. 3. My publishing case studyBooks 7Journal articles published 104Journal articles accepted 6Refereed conference papers 5Total 122 3
  4. 4. Year wise distribution 4
  5. 5. Country wise distributionPakistan 41UK 36USA 28Germany 6Netherlands 4Malaysia 1Japan 1Australia 1West Indies 1Iran 1Canada 1Argentina 1 5
  6. 6. AuthorshipSingle 45Co-author 77 6
  7. 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. 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. 9. My postdoctoral research Published from Germany in 2011 Published 2 papers based on it 9
  10. 10. Writing for publishing 10
  11. 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. 12. Levels of scholarly publishing 12
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. AuthorAid 17
  18. 18. Emerald Literati Network 18
  19. 19. Taylor & Francis Author Services 19
  20. 20. Finding publishing avenues 20
  21. 21. How to find journals Ulrichs International Periodical Directory Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Journal Citation Reports Scopus Journal Analyzer IngentaConnect 21
  22. 22. Ulrichs International Periodical Directory 22
  23. 23. A journal entry in Ulrich’s 23
  24. 24. Directory of Open Access Journals 24
  25. 25. Journal Citation Reports 25
  26. 26. Scopus Journal Analyzer 26
  27. 27. IngentaConnect 27
  28. 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. 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. 30. Review process 30
  31. 31. Manuscript submission Guidelines for authors Process of submission Acknowledgement by editor 31
  32. 32. Reviewprocess 32
  33. 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. 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. 35. Reviewpro forma 35
  36. 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. 37. Publishing process 37
  38. 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. 39. From thesis to journal articles 39
  40. 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. 41. From thesis to book 41
  42. 42. From thesis to book Seek permission from university Improve contents Improve language Re-format Find publisher 42
  43. 43. Online publishing 43
  44. 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. 45. Where to publish online E-publishing company  Lulu.com Institutional website Personal website Blog 45
  46. 46. Self publishing 46
  47. 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. 48. Promoting your publications 48
  49. 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. 50. Ethical and legal issues 50
  51. 51. Ethical considerations Accurate reporting of research results Data retention and sharing Duplication and piecemeal publication Plagiarism Protecting confidentiality Conflict of interest 51
  52. 52. Legal considerations Publication credit  Co-authorship  Order of authorship Publishing contract Copyright Defamation 52
  53. 53. Thanks for your patience 53

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