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Research Support

A guide to library services and resources available to support researchers at the University of Melbourne.

Choosing a publisher

The quality of the publishing house is an important consideration.The best way to establish an academic career is to publish with reputable, well known publishers. 

  • Always read author guidelines before submitting a book proposal.
  • Academic publishers generally have webpages providing advice and guidelines for prospective authors, as well as catalogues of their current publications.
  • Use publishers' webpages to check recent titles and topics – does your proposal match the publisher’s market?
  • Read the fine print of any contracts you sign

Think. Check. Submit  Choose the right journal for your research.   

Are you submitting your research to a trusted journal? Is it the right journal for your work?

Use the Think Check Submit checklist to assess the journal.

Watch the Think Check Submit video for a quick overview (duration: 01:57 min)

Thesis to book?

  • If you intend to publish your thesis, be expected to rewrite it as a book.
  • Examiners’ reports often suggest publishing options.
  • If you are approached by a publisher please refer to our Approached by a Publisher? Questions you might ask publishers section.
  • The Melbourne Engagement Lab  (Melbourne CSHE) runs programs to assist academic staff and graduate researchers of the University of Melbourne with engaging a broad non-specialist audience, whether via the written word or through other forms of communication.
  • Melbourne University Press (MUP) -  Turning your thesis into a book