How to get published as a PhD student

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2. WEVE ALL FELT LIKE THIS AT ONE TIME 3. 1. What is my publishing agenda? 2. Where should I publish? 3. How do I get published? 4. What are the key things that I need to know? 4 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF 4. WHAT IS MY PUBLISHING AGENDA? Be Strategic: Consider Your audience Your timeline and the Journals timeline Your long and short term publishing goals 5. WHERE TO PUBLISH Be Strategic: Consider Your audience - Where does your supervisor publish? - Where do other experts in your area publish? - Relevance of the journal to your paper/study (who reads this journal?) - Large audience vs. niche audience? 6. WHERE TO PUBLISH Be Strategic: Consider Your audience Your timeline and the Journals timeline - What is the journals acceptance/rejection rate? - How long will it take the journal to review your research? - What is your publishing timeline? How many papers/how quickly do you want/need to publish? 7. WHERE TO PUBLISH Be Strategic: Consider Your timeline and the Journals timeline Your long and short term publishing goals - Quantity/Quality - Publish during your thesis - Publish after submitting your thesis 8. WHERE TO PUBLISH Publish in the right journal for you & your research: Journal Citation Ranking Lists SCImago Journal Rankings main metric is SJR value Journal Citation Reports main metric is Impact Factor Google Scholar Metrics main metric is h5 index & h5 median ERA 2012 inclusion on the list indicates it is recognised as good journal General information about Journals Ulrichs journal scope, publication frequency, language etc. Cabells acceptance rate, time to review, number of internal and external reviewers etc. 9. WHY EVALUATE JOURNALS? Use journal metrics to evaluate the quality of journals for: Grant applications Academic employment/promotion Identify which journals are best for you to publish in 10. THE PUBLISHING PROCESS Identify audience or readership Determine publication priorities and time frame Check quality of journal/publisher/editorial board Consider publishing options e.g. open access Potential target journal(s) selected 11. EXAMPLE DECISION MAKING PROCESS Is the journal peer-reviewed? Does the scope, publication frequency, acceptance rate etc. fit with your goals Is the journal of high quality? Is the journal open-access? Yes No Forget it! Depends on your goals - Ulrichs - Cabells Consult - Journal website Consult - Ulrichs - Cabells - Journal website ConsultNo Forget it! - JCR - SJR - Google Scholar - ERA Yes Consult YesNo Give careful thought about publishing here Submitting your article to this journal seems appropriate 12. GENERAL TIPS Look at the reference lists of papers you read regularly to see which journals are publishing the articles which are central to your research. Identify a couple of options to publish in (rejection is always a possibility). Carefully select the right journal consider quality/impact vs. acceptance rate/timeline. Beware of scams!!! Skim read some of the titles/abstracts/authors who have published in back issues to determine if your research fits with what the journal has published previously 13. MANUSCRIPT TIPS Cite papers in your manuscript which were published in the journal you hope to be published in Carefully follow author guidelines for submission Pay attention to the details. Editors/reviewers hate badly written manuscripts full of spelling/grammatical errors Answer all comments from reviewers; take your time and show that you value their opinion Dont take rejection personally it happens to the best of us! 14. If you have been publishing from your thesis during your candidature, consider Reuse of your material > manage your rights > permission Confirm with your publisher what rights youve retained as the author, and under what conditions you can use your own work. Ensure that your publisher gives you permission to use your published work within your thesis and to self-archive. You can check and compare the policies of different publishers, using the SHERPA/RoMEO and OAKList databases or go to individual publishers websites. THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 15. If you plan to publish either your completed thesis or parts of it post completion An extra factor to consider is the choice you now have as a result of recent amendments to Deakins Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Assessment Procedure about open access to your thesis 23 Candidates may elect to allow access to their entire thesis via Deakin Research Online, or limit access to the thesis citation, abstract and metadata only. Where access via Deakin Research Online is limited to the citation, abstract and metadata, the Library will make individual digital copies available for consultation, loan and limited copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 16. DEAKIN RESEARCH ONLINE (DRO) 17. SUMMARY 1. Consider the match b/w your research and the journal (Ulrichs, Cabells) 2. Develop a shortlist of potential journals which seem appropriate 3. Evaluate the quality/impact of these journals (JCR, SJR, Scholar metrics) then submit! Good Luck! 18. MORE INFO For information on making publishing decisions and using tools to evaluate journal quality, contact: Your Faculty Liaison librarian Check out our website Try a journal finding tool like Journal Finder or JournalGuide