Paul-F Tremlett, Arts & Liz McFall, Social Science » Publishing your research is a good way to engage different publics with your work; » It is vital to your academic career to publish your research so that it can be evaluated as part of the Research Excellence Framework; » You can publish in a variety of ways. In the Arts and Social Sciences, the most common publications are blogs, academic journal articles, essays in an edited collection, monograph or mass market publication; » First experiences of getting published are typically a book review in an academic journal or a blog post; » Articles may develop from particular chapters of the PhD and/or from conference papers; » An original contribution to contemporary debate – your work might develop new theoretical or methodological perspectives or contribute new data; » » » » » What is a blog? Maintaining a blog How long is a blog piece? What should I write about? http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/religious-studies/ » I am going to focus the next part of the presentation on getting published in a peer-reviewed, academic journal. Typical questions: » » » » » » » » » Which journal should I choose? What referencing style should I use? Can I include photographs/diagrams? How do I submit my article? Should I collaborate/co-write? How long should my article be? What is peer review? What if I get rejected? What is open access? » Academic Journals use standard on-line submission systems for authors; » http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bsa/soc » I am going to walk you through this site to address some of the questions I posed on the previous slide. » Let’s visit the site... » Instructions and Forms » Reviewer Centre » Author Centre » What if I get rejected? » There are many reasons articles are rejected: bad journal selection; » Bad peer-review; » Unfocused submission; » Plagiarism; » Article under consideration elsewhere; » No original contribution; » Always consult with your supervisors about your publishing plans; » Don’t let it distract you from your PhD; » A word about open-access: the ideology of open access is that it means your research is available, globally, to anyone. Don’t fall for journals that want to charge you £££s for open access. » Good luck!