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Overview

This guide is an integral part of a workshop, Strategies for Getting Published in Journals, offered several times each year as part of the Graduate Student Workshop Series.

The guide introduces tools and resources for publishing your research in an academic journal, including

  • Selecting a journal for your article
  • Understanding journal impact and ranking
  • Meeting requirements of funding agencies
  • Avoiding "Predatory Publishers"

Related Workshops and Guides

To learn about other aspects of publishing and promoting your academic research, explore the following guides or attend a workshop.

Selected Books and Articles

Becker, L. M., Denicolo, P. (2012). Success in research: Publishing journal articles. Los Angeles, Calif: SAGE.

Belcher, W. L. (2009). Writing your journal article in 12 weeks: A guide to academic publishing success. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications. Z471 .B45 2009.

Cargill, M., O'Connor, P. (2013). Writing scientific research articles: Strategy and steps. Hoboken, NJ; Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Collins, J. C. (2015). Writing for publication while in graduate school: An accessible reality. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 27, 51-55. doi:10.1002/nha3.20094.

Day, A . (2012). How to get research published in journals (2ed.) . Burlington, VT; Aldershot, England: Gower.

Kekäle, T., de Weerd-Nederhof, P., Cervai, S., & Borelli, M. (2009). The "dos and don'ts" of writing a journal article. Journal of Workplace Learning, 21, 71-80. doi:10.1108/13665620910924925.

Murray, R. (2013). Writing for academic journals (3rd ed.). Maidenhead, Berkshire, England: Open University Press. LB2369 .M877 2013.

Rocco, T. S., Hatcher, T. G. (2011). The handbook of scholarly writing and publishing (1st ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Silvia, P. J. (2015). Write it up: Practical strategies for writing and publishing journal articles (1st ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. PN146 .S553 2015.

Van Cott, D. L. (2005). A graduate student's guide to publishing scholarly journal articles. PS: Political Science and Politics, 38, 741-743. doi:10.1017/S1049096505050237.

Additional Tools and Services

Several journal publishers offer short video lectures and tutorials that provide an outline of the procedures and workflows for scholarly publishing.

Most journals produced by these publishers are in the sciences, but the general advice is applicable across publishers and disciplines.