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Learn how to successfully publish your scholarly work to tee up your research career.
The reasons to publish your scholarly work range from practical to noble. Whether it be to advance your career, position yourself to receive extramural funding, advance your field, or achieve status and recognition, publishing makes you an important player in your discipline and is a prerequisite to achieving tenure. This training will provide an overview on publishing including why you should publish, where to publish, how to develop a strategy that is in line with your overall career aspirations, and how to accept that initial manuscript rejection is part of the process and use it to your advantage.
Who should attend?
This training is applicable to all faculty researchers and scholars who wish to be successful in publishing their work.
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern
1.Introduction: Why and where to publish
This first section will help you get clear on your own motivations for publishing and why you should or should not publish your work. In thinking about this, you must also strategize where you should publish. We’ll break down the kinds of publishing options that exist (e.g., peer reviewed journals, book publishers, professional newsletters, society websites for blogs) and show you how to assess which are quality and which may be predatory.
2. Developing your publishing strategy
A solid publishing strategy will spare you setbacks and lost time. In this section, we will cover topics related to collaboration and co-authors, determining your strengths vs. those of your collaborator, and general project management skills such as allocating writing when working on a collaboration, establishing a writing routine, and managing due dates.
3. Writing a great manuscript
This section will show how writing a manuscript involves both the mechanics of skillful writing and compelling storytelling. On the mechanics side, we will discuss topics like writer’s block, the importance of a working outline, and incorporating data. On the storytelling side, we will discuss how to weave the different components of a manuscript (e.g., abstract, discussion, methods, references, results, etc.) into a concise and compelling story.
4. Rising above rejection
To close out the training, we will normalize that rejection is synonymous with publishing. We will address that since there is a continuum from outright acceptance to outright rejection, there are steps you can take when your work is rejected. Specifically, we’ll name the most common reasons for rejection and discuss how to be relentless in pivoting and pursuing alternative options.