What do academics do once the research is published?

Excellent article from our own Prof Jeff Ollerton on communicating your research

Jeff Ollerton's Biodiversity Blog

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At the University of Northampton we run a programme of generic training workshops aimed at research students(MPhil and PhD) from across all disciplines.  I contribute to several, including one called “Getting Published”, usually run with my colleague Professor Ian Livingstone.  This focuses on academic papers/articles (phraseology varies with subject) and covers all of what you might expect such a workshop to feature, including asking about motivations for wanting to publish research*, when is the right time to publish your research**, issues about co-authorship***, and so forth.

One of the key aspects of the workshop is a flow chart of the process of getting published, beginning at “do the research”, moving on to writing it up, choosing a journal, submitting to a journal, peer review, dealing with reviewers’ comments, writing a covering letter, coping with rejection, re-submission to the same or a different journal, celebrating acceptance, etc.  All fairly standard stuff.

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About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on January 8, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. If you are thinking of emulating Jeff’s excellent practice by starting up your own research blog then this post from Patrick Dunleavy at LSE may be of interest: Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated (http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/12/28/shorter-better-faster-free/).

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