One of the joys of being a researcher, is seeing the results of the research that one has spent a long time working on, published. However, the process of finding the ideal journal is not always that easy. Experienced researchers do not often think about this, because they’ve had lots of experiences writing and publishing, and oftentimes know what journals they need to submit their research output to. On the other hand, graduate students, inexperienced researchers, and new faculty, sometimes have a more difficult time with this process. There are a number of things to consider when looking for a journal that is the “right fit”, one to which you could submit your article, that might be more inclined to accept your article for publication. So, how can we evaluate such journals? Here are a few of the issues to consider:
• Who is the publisher?
• What is the readership?
• What is the scope of the journal?
Then, after you’ve found the right journal, and you’ve been told that your article has been accepted for publication, does it mean that you no longer have any right to the article once you submit it? Is it a done deal? Can you still retain your rights as an author?
If you are interested in getting more information about these issues, please sign up to attend our workshop below.
Title: Finding Places to Publish and Author’s Rights
Date: March 23, 2017
Location: Fondren Library
Room: FLE 323