Getting published

This topic provides an overview of formal scholarly publishing, outlines the opportunities and obligations of open access publishing, and offers a brief guide to the process of academic journal publishing. By the end of this topic you will:

  • develop knowledge of tools to assist in making decisions about where to publish.

Applying the content to your resource log

As you progress through this topic, consider, and refer to the requirements of the resource log and apply your learning to each question.

Resource log

Getting published (10 marks)

  1. Name one scholarly journal in which you would like to publish. [See Topic 10 and Topic 11].
  2. Justify why you would like to publish in this journal.
    Some factors to consider might include: i) publishing model (e.g. open access or subscription); ii) impact measures (e.g. impact factor/quartile ranking/readership); iii) relevance (e.g. to your research area, career goals, audience, reach); iv) Publication factors (e.g. peer review, acceptance rate, frequency of publication, time to publication).
  3. Describe how you would format your manuscript based on the author guidelines for your chosen journal [See Topic 10].
    List specific requirements and how you would meet them.
  4. Write a very short proposal or abstract or cover letter for a journal article (see the eBook by Linda Olsen in Topic 10.1).
    Summarise the research you will write about, what kind of article it is, expected findings or outcomes, and the significance of your research (See "Which journal" on the HiQ Research students community website).