Publishing and Editorial Issues
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This section of the toolkit presents advice and guidance on getting to grips with the world of science publishing, how the research communications industry works, how to get involved with it and make the right choices. We also cover the additional challenges faced by many academics for whom English is not a native language.
• How to choose a journal
This module describes how to find the most appropriate publication outlet for a scientific article or review paper.
• How to tackle publishing issues if you are a young or novice researcher
This module describes how to overcome the challenges for authors who have minimal experience with the publication process.
The Library of Alexandria and the University of Pittsburgh have established a free website (the Science Supercourse), to help researchers develop publication and presentation skills.
The British Ecological Society have produced a guide for early career researchers which explains how to get published, with advice on selecting the right journal, writing effectively and dealing with decision letters. The guide is available to download for free here.
• Resources for writing academic English when English is not your first language
This module identifies the challenges encountered by scientists whose first language is not English and/or who work in countries with few resources.