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Scholarly Publishing

A guide to publishing strategically

Featured resources & checklists

Butler, D. (2013). Investigating journals: the dark side of publishing. Nature, 495, 433-435.

Dunleavy, P. (2016, July 2). Thirty one things to consider when choosing which journal to submit your paper to [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Forrester, A., Björk, B.-C., & Tenopir, C. (2017, October 9th). New web services are helping authors make data-driven decisions when choosing which journal to submit to [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Laine, C., & Winker, M. A. (2017). Identifying predatory or pseudo-journals. Biochemia Medica, 27(2), 285.

Mesches, K. (2017, February 21). The guide to choosing the best science journal for publishing your research [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Zimmerman, E. (2017, March 23). How to keep your research out of fake journals and scam conferences [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Traditional publishing

Sansevieri, P.C. (2011, May 5). Understanding how the traditional publishing model works [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Penn, J. (2017). Pros and cons of traditional publishing vs self-publishing [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Flood, A. (2014, July 12). Traditional publishing is no longer fair or sustainable, says society of authors [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Hybrid publishing

Spatz, S. (2017, March 31). The hybrid publishing model [blog post].  Retrieved from

Gold publishing

Christensen, S. (2013). The difference between green and gold open access [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Cochran, A. (2016, September 19). Is more recognition the key to peer review success? [Blog post].  Retrieved from



Harper, C., & Bogle, D. (2017). Episode 5: Getting published for the first time [Audio podcast].  Retrieved from

Mollett, A., Brumley, C., Gilson, C., & Williams, S. (2017, June 2). 10 ways to use social media to get your research noticed [Blog post].  Retrieved from

How to share science with hard to reach groups and why you should bother

Increasingly, institutions and researchers are recognising the benefits of science communication and public outreach. Many are now finding it necessary to report on outreach activities in order to complete annual reviews and promotion and grant applications. Certainly, with so much research being publicly funded it is clearly only fair that the public get to hear about where their money goes. However, it is important that this does not become a simple box-ticking exercise. In this talk I will discuss why we need to reach out to those groups who might not be your typical audience at a science festival, and I will make some suggestions about how to go about this.

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Douglas, B. (2017, July 4). Becky Douglas: University of Glasgow's School of Physics and Astronomy [Video file].  Retrieved from 

What helps or hinders science communication by early career researchers?

Early career researchers are often excellent science communicators. However, they also face substantial and numerous pressures around their career and life, resulting in science communication falling by the wayside. This talk will explore the factors that make it hard for early career researchers to pursue science communication, and ask what can be done to help science communication continue through the turbulent career transition phases that face early career researchers.

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MacKenzie, L. (2017, July 4). Lewis Mackenzie: Biomedical physicist, University of Leeds [Video file].  Retrieved from 



Mollett, A., Brumley, C., & Williams, S. (2017, July 23). So you've decided to blog? These are the things you should write about [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Das, J. (2017, February 14). (re)Searching for impact [Blog post].  Retrieved from

Mathieson, C. (2016, March 3). How to get published as an #ecr [Blog post].  Retrieved from

UpSkills "Where to Publish?" Presentation