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Publishing in the Sciences   Tags: publishing, science, science_general  

Key steps and resources for publishing research articles in Science areas.
Last Updated: Dec 8, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Steps of Scientific Publishing

Publishing a scientific journal article in the sciences entails the following steps:


This guide provides resources to help you with each step of publishing your journal article. Click here to access slides for the workshop provided by Ye Li, Meredith Kahn, and Joanna Thielen on Oct 29, 2014.

Links to Useful Guides

Graduate Student's Guide to Publishing
by Michigan Publishing Staff - Last Updated Sep 19, 2014
Tips on how to get your work published in a variety of formats.
697 views this year
Citation Analysis Guide
by Sue Wortman - Last Updated May 13, 2015
This guide is designed for those who need information on how to use library resources for citation analysis. This includes information about impact factors, journal rankings, altmetrics and how to find who has cited an article.
38,388 views this year
Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, and EndNote
by Knowledge Navigation Center Faculty Exploratory - Last Updated Dec 8, 2014
Provides guidance on how to use choose a citation management program and how-to use various citation management programs.
2,170 views this year
The Literature Review: For Dissertations
by Ye Li, Diana Perpich, Lori Tschirhart, Sue Wortman - Last Updated Jun 17, 2014
This is a multidisciplinary guide for graduate students interested in first steps to consider when starting a literature review for their dissertation.
4,726 views this year
Open Access
by Jean Song - Last Updated Sep 24, 2014
This research guide provides readers with a basic understanding of Open Access, which is broadly defined as content that is free to access and re-use.
769 views this year
Writing, Citing, & Research
by Taubman Health Sciences Library - Last Updated Oct 28, 2014
Provides an overview of writing, citing, and research help for the public health community.
233 views this year

Options for Publishing in the Sciences

Researchers in the sciences are expanding their publishing venues from traditional journals, books, and conference proceedings to many other venues including webpages, social media, data publication, etc. As shown in the below diagram, different types of publications correspond to different stages of the research life cycle. However, research journal articles still remain the main output for primary research results. This guide focuses on issues around publishing research journal articles in the sciences. 


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