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.
- An introduction to publishing and the key players
- Key points to consider when evaluating research
- A frank discussion on unconscious bias
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Metrics have become a fact of life in many - if not all - fields of research and scholarship. It is not only used to evaluate the quality of a journal, but it can also be used to determine the quality of your research and the impact you are making in your field.
In this series of modules, we walk you through some of the key players in metrics.
We explain the importance of each metric, where you can find them and most importantly how to use them responsibly.
- An introduction to an array of research metrics
- Insights into why they are important
- Top tips on how to use them responsibly
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Introduction to Journal Impact Factor & H-indexYou have finally overcome the exhausting process of a successful paper publication and are just thinking that it’s time to relax for a while.
Why you should know about SNIP & SJRThese metrics might not be as well-known as the others – but they are equally important.
Introduction to PlumXPlumX metrics provides insights beyond the traditional citation metrics: it looks into ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapter
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Responsible use of research metricsNow that you have gained your knowledge on what research metrics are and why they are important - it's time to make sure you know how to use them responsibly.
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.
- Tips for assessing a journal’s aims and scope
- Advice on judging a journal’s ethics
- A useful guide to journal and article metrics
Using the most relevant metrics to help you choose the right journalAfter investing so much time and effort in your manuscript, you want to find a journal that has a suitable scope and the quality level you are looking for – not always an easy task.
How to easily spot reliable journalsLearn the steps required to select the right home for your research, improving your chances of publication success.
Using AI to match your abstract to the right journalWhen it comes to finding the right journal – there is a lot to consider.
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.
- An explanation of publishing ethics
- Insight into the rules you should observe
- Information about content ownership and permissions
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PlagiarismWhile plagiarism is serious, it’s easy to avoid. We explain how to keep on the right side of the rules.
Why you can't afford to ignore publication ethicsHow publishing ethics can help make or break a researcher’s career.
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 is open science
- New insight into how you can benefit from it
- Points to consider when publishing open access
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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.
- How to prepare your manuscript
- The publishing ethics involved
- Guidance on peer review