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Publishing Options and Opportunities: Getting Started


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Copyright & Author Rights

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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!

But perhaps you have some questions about your rights as an author and how to choose a journal or other publishing venue. Maybe you're considering publishing in an Open Access journal, but aren't sure how to evaluate a journal's quality. 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 and ORCiD useful.

This guide was complied modifying some content from the TWU's Publishing your Research guide and ASU's Getting Published guide with permission.

Workshops on "Predatory" Publishing

“Predatory” Publishing 2020 Virtual Workshop

“Predatory” Publishing: Addressing Bias and Avoiding Pitfalls

“Predatory” publishing, especially in the health sciences, is a growing concern and avoiding it is crucial to a researcher’s career. It is important, though, not to oversimplify what constitutes predatory practices. While using tools like “blocked” or “approved” lists helps researchers avoid predatory publishers, these lists can reinforce power dynamics that exclude marginalized, non-western viewpoints. Come to this session to learn how to balance publishing in high quality journals while staying aware of the biases in scholarly publishing.


When: Oct 20, 2020 during Open Access Week

What: A virtual "hands-on" workshop open to all

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Questions? Contact scholcomm [at] ucsd [dot] edu



“Predatory” Publishing 2019 Workshop

In this session, you will be introduced to strategies and tools to avoid predatory publishers and conferences and to identify reputable publishing opportunities that are worth your time and resources. Questions? Contact scholcomm [at] ucsd [dot] edu

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time:  12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Leichtag Auditorium, Room 107


Publication Ethics & Standards