This guide offers tips for scholarly authors who are looking to publish their research. We also recommend contacting a librarian in your subject area for guidance and advice specific to your field of study. While some of the services linked to in this guide are limited to the University of Michigan community, we have also included general advice and information relevant to authors everywhere.
The sections of this guide include:
Last revised on July 5, 2018.
This guide replaces two earlier guides: Open Access and Graduate Student's Guide to Publishing. It is the new home for that content.
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