Publication process
15 m

Fundamentals of publishing

You are probably familiar with the saying “publish or perish”. To ensure your publishing career thrives, we recommend investing a little time in understanding how the process works.

In these fundamentals of publishing modules, we cover the basics. You will learn about the publishing cycle and we introduce you to some of the key players and their roles. We zoom in to examine the origins of Publishers and walk you through their services. And, we offer some sound advice on weighing up the value and accuracy of the research you read. Last, but definitely not least, we turn our thoughts to the problem of unconscious bias in the publishing process.

What you will find
  • An introduction to publishing and the key players
  • Key points to consider when evaluating research
  • A frank discussion on unconscious bias

5 modules

15 m
Fundamentals of publishing

10 reasons to get – and use – an ORCID iD

Names are far from unique. With an ORCID iD, researchers can benefit from being properly identified.
40 m
Fundamentals of publishing

The journal publishing cycle

Your handy guide to scholarly publishing and the journal publishing cycle.
40 m
Fundamentals of publishing

Making sense of science stories

Find out why you should always ask whether research is peer reviewed. And if it isn’t, ask why not.
40 m
Fundamentals of publishing

The origins of scientific publishing

Setting out on your publishing career? Find out what publishers get up to behind the scenes to smooth your path.
48 m
Fundamentals of publishing

Gender Bias in academic publishing

Unconscious gender bias: what is it and what can we do to make the publishing process fairer for all?

Finding the right journal

If you want to get your paper published, one of the key challenges you face is finding the right journal for your research. From the aims and scope, to the journal’s values and ethical practice, there are many points to take into account. 

You will want to consider the impact of the journal and there are various metrics available to help you do that. In this series of modules, we explore all these important decision factors in detail. We hear from experts who have practical tips to help you make the right choice. And, we share a useful checklist you can use when evaluating the many journals available.

What you will find
  • Tips for assessing a journal’s aims and scope
  • Advice on judging a journal’s ethics
  • A useful guide to journal and article metrics

2 modules

40 m
Finding the right journal

Impact Factor and bibliometric indicators

A guided tour through the world of journal and author metrics.
52 m
Finding the right journal

How to identify the right journal to publish in

Want to identify the right journal for your research first time? Our experts explain how.

Ethics

Breaking the publishing ethics rules can badly damage your reputation as a researcher, and even spell the end of your career. In this module series, we provide you with the support and advice you need to ensure your manuscript and actions are ethically sound.

We explore why it is crucial to observe the existing guidelines and the consequences when you fail to meet those obligations. We then look at some of the rules around authorship and plagiarism in a little more detail. And, we explain your rights as an author, and how you go about obtaining permission to use content from copyrighted publications.

What you will find
  • An explanation of publishing ethics
  • Insight into the rules you should observe
  • Information about content ownership and permissions

5 modules

40 m
Ethics

Plagiarism

While plagiarism is serious, it’s easy to avoid. We explain how to keep on the right side of the rules.
40 m
Ethics

Authorship

We explore what it takes to really earn your place on a paper’s list of authors.
40 m
Ethics

Content ownership

You’ve written a paper, but who technically owns it? We clear up the mystery.
41 m
Ethics

Why you can't afford to ignore publication ethics

How publishing ethics can help make or break a researcher’s career.
14 m
Ethics

Demystifying permissions

Everything you need to know about permissions and the pitfalls to avoid.

Open science

Open science is the new buzzword but what does it actually mean? And what about open access? Where does that fit into the story? In these modules, we cover the topics in detail. We look at the many definitions of open science and how you can use it in your own research and publishing career. We also explore open access and whether there are any specific points to consider when choosing to go down that publishing path.

What you will find
  • What is open science
  • New insight into how you can benefit from it
  • Points to consider when publishing open access

2 modules

52 m
Open science

What is open science?

How important is open science in advancing research? We find out.
46 m
Open science

Open access and navigating the journal landscape

Open access – understand your options and what you should consider when choosing a journal.

Publishing in the Chemical Sciences

The publication process isn’t easy, whatever your discipline. In this series of modules we turn the spotlight on getting published in the Chemical Sciences. You will hear from several experts in the field who talk openly about their own experiences. 

You will learn the ingredients required to create a strong manuscript, including article structure, writing style, and language. The area of publication ethics is explored in detail, so you know where the pitfalls and danger points lie. Additionally, there are lively discussions on the topic of peer review in the Chemical Sciences, with tips on what makes a good review and what to consider before accepting a review request.

What you will find
  • How to prepare your manuscript
  • The publishing ethics involved
  • Guidance on peer review

4 modules

59 m
Publishing in the Chemical Sciences

How to get published in the Chemical Sciences

Top tips for preparing a submission to a chemical sciences journal – which will also prove helpful for those in other disciplines.
37 m
Publishing in the Chemical Sciences

Publishing ethics in Chemical and Material Sciences

We share some ethics do’s and don’ts and explain why you should be passionate about meeting the right standards.
41 m
Publishing in the Chemical Sciences

The fundamentals of peer review for the Chemical Sciences

Discover the many benefits of reviewing in Chemistry and how you can get involved.
1 h
Publishing in the Chemical Sciences

The nuts & bolts of peer review: a discussion by Biomaterials editors

Editors share their personal experiences of peer review and useful insights to help you grow in your reviewer role.