Information Services and Systems Getting Published Information Services & Systems Post Graduate Research Programme Information Services and Systems Overview • Dr Giles Young : the experience of a researcher in physical geography • Michele Davies & Clare Boucher (ISS subject librarians) – Useful tools for finding the right journal to publish in; Open Access vs. traditional publishing routes. • Caroline Rauter (ISS Document Supply ) – Copyright: making sure the content of your thesis or your published article/book is legal Information Services and Systems Where to publish? • Research journal (also known as refereed or peer-reviewed journals) • Conference paper • Poster • Academic monograph • Professional / non-refereed journal • Popular press • Blog / Facebook / Twitter Information Services and Systems Choosing a journal • Recommendations from your supervisor & fellow researchers • Knowledge of journals in your field • Which journals does your research cite? • Special issues – themed • Look out for opportunities for “early career researchers” such as this one from Westburn Information Services and Systems Before submitting • Read the submission guidelines http://www.springer.com/authors?SGWID=0-111-0-0-0 • • • • • • • Scope & audience of the journal What type of articles do they publish? Back issues: style & current debates Send an abstract to the editor Impact Factors: don’t aim too high at first? Get feedback from friends & colleagues first Be resilient – rejections are common Information Services and Systems Journal Impact Factors • What are they? - a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in science & social science journals • Must be compared only within defined subject categories • How do I find them? - Journal Citation Reports - part of the Web of Knowledge service Information Services and Systems Scimago Journal Rankings • What is this? – An alternative for method of ranking journals based upon citations, but which weights citations based upon the prestige & subject area of the journals where these citations are made. – SJRs use data from the SCOPUS database. You can find SJRs on the Scimago website or via the Scopus database. Information Services and Systems Open Access Publishing • Available online & free of charge to all readers • Users of OA articles should have the right to “... read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles...“ (Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002) Information Services and Systems How does Open Access work? TRADITIONAL MODEL: JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTIONS – READERS PAY FOR ACCESS The “Gold” Route The “Green” Route Immediate open access Up front payments by author/ institutions/funders. •Sponsored (free to publish) • Publication fee for author • Hybrid = Subscription journals with optional OA fee for individual articles Delayed open access Self-archiving of pre-/post-prints in an open access repository – subject/institutional Freely available from the publisher’s site after an embargo period. Information Services and Systems Why should I be interested in OA • More accessible – not hidden behind a paywall • Potentially more people will read it • Potentially more citations • Potentially greater impact • RCUK OA Policy is going to shake things up in journal publishing. Information Services and Systems Going for gold.... OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS • Biomed Central • PLOS One • Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research • Springer Open / Springer Open Choice • Wiley Blackwell – Open Access & Online Open Which journal: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Information Services and Systems It’s not easy being Green.... * • RIS & Cronfa • Can you self-archive an article you’ve already published? • Can you demand selfarchiving rights? * But hopefully will be soon!