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Scholarly Publishing

A guide to publishing strategically

Resources & Checklists



Bell, K., & Mills, D. (2020, October 12). What we know about the academic journal landscape reflects global inequalities [Blog post]. Impact of Social Sciences.

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

Rowley, J., Sbaffi, L., Sugden, M., & Gilbert, A. (2020). Factors influencing researchers’ journal selection decisions. Journal of Information Science, 016555152095859.

Stoilescu, D., & McDougall, D. (2010). Starting to publish academic research as a doctoral student. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 5, 079–092.

Teixeira da Silva, JaimeA., Al-Khatib, A., & Tsigaris, P. (2019). Spam emails in academia: Issues and costs. Scientometrics, 122(2), 1171–1188.


Is re-purposing of text acceptable?

Israel, M. (2018, January 20). Self-plagiarism? When re-purposing text may be ethically justifiable. Research Ethics Monthly.

Mark writes up some tips for those considering re-using text that they have previously published.

Roig, M. (2016). Recycling our own work in the digital age. In T. Bretag (Ed.), Handbook of academic integrity (pp. 655–669). Springer.

Miguel helps to define self-plagiarism within science and scholarship and review its common forms - duplicate publication, augmented publication (when a dataset is republished with additional observations), salami publication (creating two or more publications from the same study), and text recycling (re-using substantial parts of your own previously published publications). He discusses the reader-writer contract and some scenarios of re-use in books (e.g., new editions, re-using portions of chapters from one book to another, from journal articles to book), , conference presentations (e.g., presented at more than one conference, conference presentation to journal article) and doctoral dissertations and theses (e.g., dissertation/thesis to publication, publications to dissertation). He explains why authors should be concerned about re-using previously published work.



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