Submitting work to peer-reviewed journals is a daunting prospect for many young scientists. This list of resources was compiled by Caroline Sutton, PhD, Co-Action Publishing and Helle Goldman, PhD, Polar Research as part of their Spring 2012 Career Development Webinar.
During the webinar, Sutton and Goldman aimed to demystify the publishing process by explaining what happens to a manuscript after it's submitted, focusing on how submissions are evaluated. These resources and links provide helpful information on journal article publishing, including single-blind versus double-blind review, tips for authors submitting manuscripts, ethical issues (plagiarism, salami slicing, duplicate publication), understanding the fine print in publishers' contracts, open access publishing and how authors benefit from it.
Anticipate what reviewers will say about your manuscript
K.A. Nicholas & W. Gordon 2011. A quick guide to writing a solid peer review. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 92, 233-234.
Advice about submitting a revised manuscript
Other useful links
NISO/ALPSP Journal Article Versions Technical Working Group 2008. Journal article versions (JAV): recommendations of the NISO/ALPSP JAV Technical Working Group. NISO-RP-8-2008. Baltimore: National Information Standards Organization.
Available at www.niso.org/publications/rp/RP-8-2008.pdf
S. Morris 2009. Journal authors’ rights: perception and reality. PRC Summary Paper 5. London: Publishing Research Consortium. Available at
R. Snodgrass 2006. Single- versus double-blind reviewing: an analysis of the literature. SIGMOD Record 35, 8-21.
Available online: http://www.sigmod.org/publications/sigmod-record/0609/index.html
M. Roig. 2006. Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: a guide to ethical writing. Available online at: http://ori.hhs.gov/avoiding-plagiarism-self-plagiarism-and-other-questionable-writing-practices-guide-ethical-writing
Editorial. 2005. The cost of salami slicing. Nature Materials 4, 1. Available online at: http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v4/n1/full/nmat1305.html
E. Wager & S. Kleinert. 2010. Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. Available online at: https://publicationethics.org
Washington University in St. Louis: Policy for authorship on scientific and scholarly publications. Available online at: http://wustl.edu/policies/authorship.html
Open Access Publishing
SHERPA-RoMEO: Publisher copyright policies and self-archiving information
Science Commons Protocol for implementing:
List of data repositories:
Alternative measures of impact:
Books and Other Resources
Rudi Gens. Publishing and Reviewing Journal Papers (1 Feb. 2011)
Josh Schimel. Writing Science: Framing the Story (2 Nov. 2010)
Writing Science: Language (9 Nov. 2010)
Writing Science: Flow (16 Nov. 2010)