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Publishing your research: Introduction


Supervisors & departmental colleagues are the best people to advise on where to publish.  There are several issues which you will need to consider if you decide to publish your research. This guide is designed to highlight library tools and services available at NUI Galway to assist you with publishing your research.

Online training on Blackboard at NUI Galway

The Epigeum Writing, Presenting and Getting Published tutorials are available to research postgraduate students on GST1 on Blackboard, see screenshot of titles and relevant folder below: 



Elsevier author seminar presentations at NUI Galway January 2017

Other resources on academic publishing

Queensland University of Technology Library Advanced Information Research Skills tutorial Airs 10: Publish provides an excellent overview of “formal scholarly publishing, outlines the opportunities and obligations of open access publishing, and offers a brief guide to the process of academic journal publishing.”

Taylor and Francis Resources for Authors webpage includes a video on How to get published which is aimed at "postgraduate students and academics new to the complex world of getting published in international peer-reviewed journals":





Recorded webinar from Wiley: Introduction to Publishing for Early Career Researchers


"Resources on publishing , including information about repositories, open access, digital content and digitisation, copyright and intellectual property, transitions in scholarly communications and a list of useful organisations" from the Research Information Network in the UK.

Presentations, podcasts and tutorials


Presentations and slides from Force11

"Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. "

Podcasts & Videos on Scholarly Publishing from MIT Libraries.

Click on the link above to listen to and watch MIT staff and faculty and other experts talk about various aspects of scholarly publishing & copyright, for example:

Scholarly Kitchen blog

The mission of the Society for Scholarly Publishing is “to advance scholarly publishing and communication, and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration, and networking.” The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog aimed to help fulfill this mission by bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presenting them openly.

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Books at the James Hardiman Library

See this selective listing of other books on academic publishing available in the James Hardiman Library.

RTE Brainstorm opinion piece by NUIG Librarian John Cox


Untangling academic publishing

Fyfe, A, Coate, K, Curry, S, Lawson, S, Moxham, N & Rostvik, CM 2017

Untangling academic publishing: a history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research. University of St Andrews, St Andrews. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.546100

'According to the report, reforms of scholarly publishing have given undue weight to "commercial concerns" in recent years. Additionally, the "prestige economy", in which academics compete for the kudos of having their work published by journals with high impact factors or by high-status presses, has stymied the move towards open access and "free sharing of knowledge", it argues. From:

Library guides

To find related research consult a library subject guide. See also:

Academic Writing Centre

A service hosted in the Library, that offers one-to-one support to students with their writing skills.

See the Academic Writing Centre webpage.

ALPSP blog

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