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Academic Publishing

This guide will provide you with information, suggestions, and resources for preparing your written work for publication, including information on open access publishing.

Share your ideas

Considering all the papers, projects, posters, and other work that you'll be doing during your studies at RRU, why not share your best efforts with members of your field of study, the academic community, or other interested readers? Publishing your work shares your research with the world and enables you to engage as an active member in the ongoing conversations that are taking place in your field. Publishing can also help to increase your profile amongst your community, which can be particularly important if you are considering additional studies or want to demonstrate your skills to future employers.

This guide provides information on how you can approach having your work published in an scholarly journal. Click through the tabs to learn more, and if you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Devina Dandar, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Lifecycle of scholarly communication

Scholarly communication is the process through which research and scholarly works are created, evaluated, published and shared with the academic community and beyond (Association of Research Libraries, 2013). Scholarly works include traditional publications such as journal articles and book chapters, books, conference proceedings, trade publications, patents, and theses and dissertations. It also includes emerging forms of scholarship such as blogs, data sets, data visualizations and media.

Image credit: University of Washington Libraries, 2013. Used with permission.

How to get published

This 25-minute video provides an overview of the process of getting an article published in a peer-reviewed journal, as well as great advice to authors. The video was produced by Taylor & Francis, which is a major UK publishing company.

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