Academic writing and publishing involve many skills and processes. The web resources, videos and handbooks below will offer excellent tips for prospective authors..
Avoiding Predatory Publishers
However, authors should also beware of “Predatory Publishers” or disreputable publishers that often send unsolicited invitations to researchers offering to publish their work. In US, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) had taken actions to deal with the bad impact by predatory publishing. The guides in the bullet list will help you decide whether a publisher is “predatory”.
Web Resources – from Reputable Scholarly Publishers
- Elsevier’s Publishing Campus
Developed with early career researchers in mind, this website provides an extensive collection of information, videos, guides, recommended reading and more. Major topics include career and funding, ethics in research and publishing, writing and publishing resources, networking, webcasts of training workshops and lots more.
- IOP An Introductory Guide for Authors
This guide is for early career researchers who are beginning to write papers for publication. It provides an overview of academic publishing and advice on how to make the most of the process. It covers these different aspects: choosing where to submit your paper, writing and formatting, peer review process, revising and responding to referee reports, acceptance and publication, promoting your published work and copyright and ethical integrity.
- Tips for Writing Better Science Papers
Richard Threlfall, Managing Editor of Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, gives insider tips on how to improve each section of your article and increase your chances of getting published. This 14-Tips series include different stages of getting published: cover letter, title, abstract, graphics, experimental, language usage, peer review, cover art and many others.
How to write a great research paper / Simon Peyton Jones
Professor Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, gives a guest lecture on writing. Look out for his seven simple suggestions.
How to get published / Taylor and Francis
This video gives a short introduction to the complete publication process and Top Publishing Tips.