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1 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC How to get your article published

2 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC How to get published ●Why publish in a journal? ●Choosing the right journal ●Preparing your article ●Publication ethics ●Peer review, editor decisions and revising ●Life after acceptance ●The online journal ●Intellectual property rights ●Open Access ●Maximizing the impact of your article ●Helpful resources

3 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC How the publication process works

4 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Why should you consider publication? ●Quality Do you have a contribution to make? Peer review process / Journal reputation Academic advancement ●Dissemination Journal website (+ SAGE media channels) Consortia and Developing World Initiatives Society members receive issues of a journal

5 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Which journal should you submit to? ●Aims and Scope ●Metrics Thompson Reuters (ISI) Scopus (Elsevier) REF (UK) / ERIH (Euro) / ERA (Aus) ●Journal usage ●Publication speed ●Accept / Reject rates ●Discuss with senior colleagues ●What journals do you read?

6 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Preparing your manuscript ●READ the manuscript submission guidelines Referencing style Word limit Title, abstract, keywords Conventions of academic writing Supplemental data? ●Proof read ●Cover letter

7 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Preparing your manuscript - Copyright and Ethics ●Obtain permission for all copyrighted material ●Authorship / Acknowledgment ●Funding statement ●Conflict of interest ●Plagiarism (don’t do it) ●Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement ●COPE -

8 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Preparing your manuscript ●Check the JOURNAL WEBSITE ●Check the SAGE AUTHOR GATEWAY ●English language editing services - ●Supplementary data - ines_for_authors.doc ines_for_authors.doc

9 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Submit! ●Submit to one journal at a time ●Online manuscript submission system Scholar One (SAGE Track) ●

10 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC What happens next? PEER REVIEW ●First impressions count – submit the best possible product ●Academic Editors are busy people ●Check the review policy – some journals will indicate turnaround times ●Look at the editorial board/associate editor list – potential reviewers of your paper ●Check the online submission system for updates

11 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Peer review: the nuts and bolts A new guide from Sense about Science ●Basics of peer review with early career researchers in mind ●91% of researchers from a 2009 survey believe that their last paper was improved through the peer review process ●Free booklet available online ●Advice from editors, reviewers, publishers and journalists

12 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Typical first decisions ●Revisions are nearly always requested ●DECISION TYPES Desk reject Reject after review Major revisions required Conditional accept with minor revisions Accept without change – extremely rare

13 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Handling revisions ●Follow the timeframes requested for review ●Demonstrate what you have changed ●Address each referee point in a covering note ●If you can’t meet all criticisms, explain why ●Be positive ●Process can take 2-3 iterations

14 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Handling rejection ●Read the referees’ report and the Editor’s letter ●Focus on why ●Try and re-work the paper ●Consider submitting to an alternative journal

15 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Life after acceptance Promotion Social media International dissemination through journal sales Impact & Citations Author access PDF of final article sent to authorOpportunities to purchase or receive offprints Publication in an issue Sent to pressAvailable to subscribers in print and online Online First publication Published online ahead of assignment to an issue 3 -4 months after acceptance PDF Proofs Author ReviewEditor ReviewProof corrections collatedRevised PDF created Production CopyeditingTypesetting

16 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC SAGE Journals Online Platform ●Hosted by Highwire, 50million+ monthly users ●Highwire hosted articles rank higher on major search engines ●Toll free inter-journal reference linking ●Mobile optimized sites ●OnlineFirst ●Social bookmarking and sharing links ●Most read and cited article lists

17 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC What are my intellectual property rights as a SAGE author? Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement ●Exclusive licence ●© The Author(s) ●Permissions handled by SAGE who ensure protection against infringement of copyright ●Authors have a right to re-publish in a book ●Authors can distribute on a non commercial basis ●Post prints can be deposited in a repository after 12 months

18 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC SAGE Open Access options

19 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Maximising the impact of your article

20 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Additional resources SAGE Journal Author Gateway ‘Publishing Journal Articles’ /Book236083/title

21 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC Thank you for listening


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