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Getting published: A guide from journal writing to academic impact

Advice from University of Derby published authors

As part of Academic Book Week 2019, two of our published authors, Dr Eleni Tracada and Professor Sue Dyson gave talks about their journey to publication, sharing their knowledge and experience of publishing processes as well as their research. The passion and enthusiasm our researchers have for their subject was evident. The practical hints and tips about the publication process which were shared during the talks were clearly appreciated by all who attended and you can listen to recordings of the talk by clicking on the title link below.

Dr Eleni Tracada - Co-authoring and publishing books with scholars and communities

Professor Sue Dyson - Doctorate to publication

Sandra Cooper, Senior Lecturers in Culinary Arts and Food Development at Buxton recorded a short video about writing a book chapter, covering both the challenges and the positive aspects of writing the chapter.

This guide is for those who have started their publication journey but want to:

Choose Wisely
Identify the most suitable or impactful
journals in your discipline


                  Increase acceptance                                   Reflect and learn                                           Track citation impact
            Increase your acceptance                                    Reflect and understand                                                Increase your chance
               rate from journal reviewers                        common mistakes made by authors                                   of getting high citations


Get ready for REF
Get equipped and compliant with the Open Access policy 
currently in place for the Research Excellence Framework

Hello, I'm Lucy! I'll pop-up at regular intervals throughout this guide with nuggets of information and advice, like... This guide is based on a presentation originally devised by Dawn Forman, Michael Townend and Lucy Ayre for the University of Derby Researcher Development Programme.

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