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1 1 Publishing Your Research Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood Department of Library and Information Science University of the Punjab

2 2 Agenda My publishing case study Writing for publishing Finding publishing avenues Review process Publishing process From thesis to journal articles From thesis to book Online publishing Self publishing Promoting your publications Ethical and legal issues

3 3 My publishing case study Books5 Journal articles published81 Journal articles accepted5 Refereed conference papers6 Total97

4 4 Year wise distribution

5 5 Country wise distribution Pakistan38 UK29 USA15 Germany4 Netherlands4 Malaysia1 Japan1 Australia1 West Indies1 Iran1 Canada1 Argentina1

6 6 Authorship Single42 Co-author55

7 7 Where did paper come from Papers written for journals49 Conference papers published as journal articles 11 Papers from my PhD thesis9 Papers from students theses9 Papers from friends theses5

8 8 My PhD thesis Locally published in 2005 Published from Germany in 2009 Freely available at HECs Pakistan Research Repository Published 9 papers based on it

9 9 Writing for publishing

10 10 Why do I write? You have a research grant and must publish the results of your research You want a job or a promotion You want to disseminate your work or research findings to a particular audience You want your research to have political, social, or scientific implications for change You want to contribute to intellectual discussion or scientific debate You want to generate new knowledge You are passionate about your subject area and are compelled to write

11 11 Levels of scholarly publishing

12 12 Building your manuscript Budget your time for writing The first draft Reviewing the first draft The second draft Getting feedback from colleagues The third draft

13 13 Contents of a research paper Title Authors name and institutional affiliation Abstract Keywords Introduction Literature review Methods Results Discussion Conclusion References Acknowledgements Biographical sketch Appendices

14 14 Format of paper Format of the paper is determined by the journal Check their web site for information Differences from one journal to another: Style of references Tables and figures Line spacing Font Word limit Writing style File type

15 15 Useful sources for authors Author guidebooks Author associations International Science Writers Association National Writers Association Professional Writers Association Authors Guild Pakistan Writers Guild Pakistan Medical Writers' Association Online resources AuthorAid Emerald Literati Network

16 16 AuthorAid

17 17 Emerald Literati Network

18 18 Finding publishing avenues

19 19 How to find journals Ulrich's International Periodical Directory Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Journal Citation Reports Scopus Journal Analyzer IngentaConnect

20 20 Ulrich's International Periodical Directory

21 21 A journal entry in Ulrichs

22 22 Directory of Open Access Journals

23 23 Journal Citation Reports

24 24 Scopus Journal Analyzer

25 25 IngentaConnect

26 26 How to select right journal Look at your reference list Ask your colleagues for advice Think about who will want to read your paper Read papers from short-listed journals Put your shortlist of journals in rank order, from first choice to last choice Discuss your choice with your co-authors

27 27 Criteria for journal selection Referring system Citation scores Circulation Journal type Time lag Reputation of editors Professional vs. commercial ownership Quality of production

28 28 Review process

29 29 Manuscript submission Guidelines for authors Process of submission Acknowledgement by editor

30 30 Review process

31 31 Process of review First scanning by editor Selection of reviewers Double blind review Time for review Decision of reviewers Communication of decision to author Acceptance, Rejection or Revision Submission and review of revised version Final decision

32 32 Criteria for judging a paper Does the article add to what is already known? Is the article demonstrably related to what has been previously written? Are the arguments employed valid in terms of the body of knowledge? Is the article easy to read? Do the arguments flow logically? Are the conclusions strong?

33 33 Review pro forma

34 34 Handling reviewers comments Make adjustments and attach explanation Dont feel obligated to make all recommended changes Dont take comments personally Be polite in all correspondence

35 35 Publishing process

36 36 Publishing process Paying for publication Copyright agreement by author Decision of issue to include paper Copy editing Proof reading Printing Notification of publishing to author Delivery of printed issue and off-prints

37 37 From thesis to journal articles

38 38 From thesis to journal article Decide how many articles can be published Cut-paste-edit Re-write some parts Each article should be independent with all required contents Supervisor as co-author

39 39 From thesis to book

40 40 From thesis to book Seek permission from university Improve contents Improve language Re-format Find publisher

41 41 Online publishing

42 42 Advantages of online publishing Better chances of acceptance More control over the process Higher royalties Author-friendly contracts Shorter response times Faster publication Multimedia and format options Mass market place

43 43 Where to publish online E-publishing company Institutional website Personal website Blog

44 44 Self publishing

45 45 The self-publishing process Develop your idea Write your manuscript Proofread and market test your manuscript Prepare your business plan Who will buy your book? How will you market and sell it? Decide how many books you will print and the format of book you want Get quotes for typesetting and printing Get manuscript 'print ready' (typeset) Design the book cover Print the book Market and advertise the book Fulfill orders Collect payment and record sales

46 46 Promoting your publications

47 47 Promoting your publications Book review Flyer Book launching ceremony Email discussion groups Sending off-prints to experts/writers Newsletters/newspapers Entry in search engines Pay-per-click advertising Entry in databases Online bookstores Continued work of your students/research team

48 48 Ethical and legal issues

49 49 Ethical considerations Accurate reporting of research results Data retention and sharing Duplication and piecemeal publication Plagiarism Protecting confidentiality Conflict of interest

50 50 Legal considerations Publication credit Co-authorship Order of authorship Publishing contract Copyright Defamation

51 51 Thanks for your patience

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