In support of faculty pursuing scholarly publishing, the Busse Library staff has assembled these resources for consultation and general information. Field-specific pages include a roster of top journals associated with the discipline, professional associations, applicable citation index details, and articles on how to publish in that arena.
Scholarly topics include:The Submission Process: Book Publishers and Manuscripts -- The Submission Process: Preparing an Article Manuscript and Locating a Publisher -- Copyright, Contracts, and Your Rights as an Author -- Proposals and Editors: The Book Publishing Process -- The Peer Review Process: Scholarly Journal Publishing -- Poster Sessions and Making Conference Presentations -- Open Source Collections: Open Access Projects and Peer Reviewed Literature -- Busse Library Resources for Scholarly Publishing
The Submission Process: Book Publishers and Manuscripts
The Submission Process: Preparing an Article Manuscript and Locating a Publisher
- Eigenfactor.org: Ranking and Mapping Scientific Knowledge -- search by journal name or subject category for alternative impact factors
- European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) -- search by subject category for alternative impact factors
- JANE: Journal/Author Name Estimator -- seek out journals for a possible submission, find articles to cite within a literature review, and locate subject experts
- Journal-Ranking.com: Center for Journal Ranking (CJR) -- free registration to see rankings for 7,000 journals based on journal influence and paper influence indexes
- Journal Search: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI): Thomson Reuters -- search by subject or title to locate websites for publications
- Journal Search: Social Science Citation Index (SSCI): Thomson Reuters -- search by subject or title to locate websites for publications
- Klingner, Janette K., David Scanlon, and Michael Pressley. (2005, November). "How to Publish in Scholarly Journals." Educational Researcher, 34(8), 14-20.
- Kotzé, Theuns. “Guidelines on Writing a First Quantitative, Academic Article.” Dpt. of Marketing & Communication Management, University of Pretoria.
- Reality is More Than Just a Number: SNIP and SJR: A New Perspective in Journal Metrics -- view an alternative impact factor system based on contextual citation impact in the subject field and on a journal's reputation
- "Writing the Empirical Journal Article." By Daryl J. Bem, Cornell University
Copyright, Contracts, and Your Rights as an Author
Proposals and Editors: The Book Publishing Process
The Peer Review Process: Scholarly Journal Publishing
Poster Sessions and Making Conference Presentations
- "Advice on Designing Scientific Posters." Colin Purrington, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College (PA)
- Conference Paper Guide: CGU Student Services, Claremont Graduate University (CA)
- "Creating an Effective Conference Presentation." Nancy J. Karlin, University of Northern Colorado
- "Creating Effective Poster Presentations." George Hess, Kathryn Tosney, and Leon Liegel, North Carolina State University
- "Designing Effective Posters." Jeff Radel, Dept. of Occupational Therapy Education, University of Kansas Medical Center
- "How to Give an Academic Talk, v 3.1." Paul N. Edwards, School of Information, University of Michigan -- classic discussion on scholarly presentations
- Poster Presentations: University of Buffalo (NY) Libraries
- Preparing a Poster Using Microsoft PowerPoint: Busse Library & Computer Center -- tutorial on using large poster printer
Open Source Collections: Open Access Projects and Peer-Reviewed Literature
- Bentham Open Access: Bentham Science Publishers -- offers over 250 peer-reviewed, open access journals
- BioMed Central: The Open Access Publisher -- offers 207 peer-reviewed, open access journals
- The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) -- details available on over 4,800 journals that are free, full-text, and "quality-controlled" (peer-reviewed)
- "The Impact of Open Access Journals: A Citation Study from Thomson ISI." (2004). -- study reveals that open access, peer-reviewed journals have impact factors and citation rates equal to traditional, peer-reviewed journals
- OpCit: The Open Citation Project: Reference Linking and Analysis for Open Archives
- Public Library of Science (PLOS), Oxford University Press -- open access portal for seven, scientific, peer-reviewed journals
- Public Knowledge Project (PKP): A Sample of Journals Using Open Journal Systems -- Canadian directory initiative hosted by the Simon Fraser University Library, British Columbia
- Transforming Scholarly Communication: The University of Iowa -- offers resources on alternative publishing models
Busse Library Resources for Scholarly Publishing
- Benjaminson, Peter. Publish without perishing: A practical handbook for academic authors. NEA, c1992. Z 286.S37 B46 1992
- Belcher, Wendy Laura. Writing your journal article in 12 weeks: A guide to academic publishing success. SAGE, c2009. Z 741.B45 2009
- Boice, Robert. Professors as writers: A self-help guide to academic writing. Boynton, c1991. PN151 .B65 1990.
- Henson, Kenneth T. Writing for professional publication: Keys to academic and business success. Allyn and Bacon, c1999. PN 151.H447 1999
- Luey, Beth. Revising your dissertation: Advice from leading editors. University of California Press, c2004. Net Library Collection.
- Meloy, Judith M. Writing the qualitative dissertation: Understanding by doing. L. Erlbaum Associates, c2002. Net Library Collection.
- Thyer, Bruce A. Successful publishing in scholarly journals. SAGE, c1994. Z479.T55 1994