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Getting Published

Photo courtesy of Carol Ormand.

You may or may not have experience getting your research published; if you have some publications, your advisor probably shepherded you through the process. Now it's time for you to become more independent.

Negotiating the article review process

Steve Wojtal, from Oberlin College, offers his advice on getting your research results written up, knowing when your manuscript is ready, dealing with rejection, and revising your manuscript in response to reviewer comments.

Additional Resources

On the Process of Writing

On Publishing What You've Written

Tips from Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Alums

These tips come from participants in the NAGT/NSF-sponsored workshops for "early career" geoscience faculty members.
  • Get in the habit of reading the journals in your subdiscipline. This is where you are most likely to publish your own research. Reading other articles in these journals will help you to understand what is expected for publication.
  • Before I sent out my first few articles for review, I always had a couple of my grad school friends critique them. This was invaluable, and saved me from embarassing myself by sending off papers that just weren't ready. I did the same for them. It seems like it's always easier to see flaws in someone else's writing than in my own.