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Publishing Your Research: Overview

Guide to Getting Published

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly publishing is the process through which newly discovered knowledge is refined, certified, distributed to, and preserved for researchers, professors, students, and the public.

This guide will help you identify highly regarded journals (and avoid predatory ones) to publish your scholarly material.


Why Publish?

  • Show the results of research.
  • Grants & publishing activity are sometimes used in tenure and promotion process at many academic institutions.
  • Academic institutions themselves may be judged on the activities of researchers and research programs.
  • Some grants require that the results of the research funded be published

Peer Review Process

Figure 1: Diagram of a “typical” peer review process (there are many varieties).

Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts, by Voice of Young Science USA

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