An Insider’s Guide to Getting Published in Research Journals

Researchers out there are probably more familiar with the “Publish or Perish” phenomenon than they want to be. There is that constant emphasis on producing quality work in quality journals and for those who are relatively new to publishing, this can certainly be an ongoing source of stress.

In response to this need, NUS Libraries, in conjunction with Emerald Publishing Group, organized an author workshop for all academic staff and graduate students on the mysterious processes that determine whether a manuscript sees the light.

The topics covered by presenter Mr. Adam Suttcliffe included:

– How to get published in the right journal
– How to target your work more effectively
– What editors and reviewers actually look for
– The key questions that make or break a paper
– How to peer review your own work
– The secrets of revision

Over 160 participants turned up for this workshop, which leads us to believe that this is indeed an important issue, close to the hearts of many users in the NUS community. For those of you who missed this workshop, do look out for future workshops dealing with the issues in publishing. Notifications are usually sent via your departmental secretaries.

Meanwhile, you may peruse the slides used during this workshop on our Business Library’s website (Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library): http://lib.nus.edu.sg/hlb/InsiderGuide.ppt.

To see more photos of the event, please visit our Flickr photo gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26715601@N07/sets/72157613629163896/

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