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.
On the Process of Writing
- Reducing Over-Complexity in Your Scholarly Writing
- Peer Support for Ph.D. Students (writing support groups)
- Ten Ways of Thinking that Lead to Writing Procrastination - and Rebuttals to Those Thoughts
- How to Write Anything
- Demystifying Dissertation Writing
- Right your Writing: How to Sharpen Your Writing and Make Your Manuscripts More Engaging
- Writing an Article in 12 Weeks
- Learning to Write: Wisdom from Emerging Scholars
- The Graduate Student Writer: Tips to Make the Writing Process Work for You
On Publishing What You've Written
- Getting Published as a Graduate Student in the Sciences, by Rick Reis, published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- On Journal Rejection, from Rick Reis' Tomorrow's Professor Mailing List, offers some perspective on what it means to have an article rejected, and a suggestion that you deal with rejection by immediately submitting your article to another journal.
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.