Publishing your Research

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Every researcher should have a strategy for publishing your research ...!

Even if you are beginning your research, you are recommended to set goals for your first publication. Ultimately achieving this goal will depend on the success of your research, but if you can make a rough plan, this will help you to focus on the progress of your research and when you can make a reasonable conclusion to a project.

And this first attempt at publication should be considered as a learning experience, a way to gain more knowledge about the process.

The exact type of publication will depend upon your subject or research area. Your supervisor will have a well-practised route for publishing his or her work and their preferred set of journals. If your work is in the same area, you may well start by following this practice, but you may still want to consider other options.

You can get some further advice on the whole process from many resources online. The resource on Academic Integrity contains a range of information on the publishing process. There is a useful article on the website for those considering an Academic career.

Or go to the Professional Association page or equivalent for your particular discipline. Some associations, such as Engineering provide a essential introduction for those beginning the process.

Relevant Links

Academic Intregity: See the section 'Module 4: Reporting' for a discussion of many issues around publishing.:
Arts and Humanities - Biomedical Sciences - Engineering and Technology - Natural and Physical Sciences - Social and Behavioural Sciences
From Research to Author: How to Get Your Academic Work Published - a useful article by Catherine Armstrong to help you start the process from
Publishing your research (from IET) - further tips on approaching this task from the Institute of Engineering and Technology
Bibliometrics - guides from the Library to help improve the impact of your research, whether as personal metrics or journal metrics. This information is particularly relevant for those considering an Academic career and who are likely to be part of future research assessment exercises.