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Publishing Options and Opportunities: Getting Started

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Contact scholcomm@ucsd.edu | lib.ucsd.edu/schol-comm for:

Copyright & Author Rights

  • Use copyrighted works or retain copyright to your works

Research Impact & Scholarly Identity

  • Demonstrate impact and manage your online scholarly reputation

Funder & UC Public Access Policies

  • Meet requirements and ensure the widest reach of your works

Publishing Opportunities

  • Be aware of new publishing opportunities as an author or journal editor

Publishing Your Research

Congratulations, you've completed your research, wrote it up, and now you're ready to publish!
  • Understand your rights as an author 
  • Evaluation tools and criteria to choose a journal or other publishing platforms
  • Publish an Open Access journal article, book, educational resource or other digital scholarship

This guide serves as an introduction to these publishing topics and can be helpful for any researcher whether you're a student publishing their first paper or an established researcher. 

You may also find guides on measuring research impact, reputation management, and ORCiD useful.

UCSD Library Publishing Workshops and Presentations

UC San Diego scholarly communications workshop and presentation recordings, slide decks, notes, and resources on topics such as:

  • Publishing opportunities and Open Access publishing

  • Identifying reputable journals and avoiding "predatory" publishers

  • Research impact and bias in analytics

  • Undergraduate research and publishing

Publication Ethics & Standards