Academics’ top tips for publishing success

Is your resolution for the new academic year to publish more? Here, 16 scholars give advice on pitching, editing and writing – and dealing with negative peer reviews. 

Whether we like it or not, published research remains one of the significant benchmarks by which academics are measured. So from the perspective of science and the social sciences, how does the postdoctoral researcher (or temporary lecturer) go about achieving this?  A strong publication record is a significant boost to your CV, so make the best use of your time and resources to further that as much as you can. Successful completion of a PhD shows that you are the world’s foremost expert in that particular topic area – tell the world about your research so that others can find out about it and build on it in the future.

Be honest, be ethical and produce the best possible research that you can, but remember that publishing is part of the game and you are competing against everyone else in your subject area. A strong foundation of publications will provide the springboard that you need to get ahead in academia.





By: Douglas Kell, Tara Brabazon, Jacqueline Dutton, David Berman, Darren L. Linvill, Robert Eaglestone, Shane O’Mara, Jessica Seeliger, Ruth Barcan, Kalwant Bhopal, Renata Siemienska, Valerie Sanders, Stephen Mumford, Jenny Pickerill, Sui Huang, John Tregoning and Kalwant Bhopal

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