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Academic Publishing   Tags: advanced_researchers, faculty, graduate_students, publishing  

Advice on scholarly publishing, including: a brief bibliography of SMU's books; selecting a publication; core journals, and open access publishing.
Last Updated: Feb 2, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Some LC subject terms to use when performing your own search include:

  • academic writing
  • authorship
  • scholarly publishing

Selecting a Publication

As you know, locating journals that will print your articles is vital to scholarly success. Your liaison librarian can help with that. Here are some questions that may help determine which journals you would like to submit proposals to:

  • What journals does your mentor recommend?
  • Where have the most compelling articles or authors in your area of interest been published?
  • Are there specific, core journals in your field that carry more gravitas than others?

The criteria for publication is often listed on a journal's website.


Core Journals

Core Journals are those titles that are considered the most prestigious and influential journals in a particular discipline. The influence they have is often quantified by how often the articles published therein have been subsequently cited; there are a number of tools that do this, such as Journal Citation Reports. All the journals listed in JStor were selected based upon their core status. Your liaison librarian may be able to help determine which titles are core in your field or subdiscipline.


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