Muir-Cochrane, E. (2013). What do journal editors want? … and everything you wanted to know about the peer review process for journal publication. Nursing & Health Sciences, 15(3), 263–4. doi:10.1111/nhs.12092
Jorge, J. (2014). [Editor at Computer & Graphics journal]. Top 10 ways to get your paper rejected - largely addresses writing issues
Haggerty, K.D. (2012). How to write an anonymous peer review. Chronicle of HIgher Education.
Mckenzie, F. (2009). The art of responding to peer reviews.
"In choosing a journal, you are actually choosing a community of researchers, writers and and readers (a discourse community), so you need to think about
Pat Thomson, Writing from the PhD thesis - the publishing plan (blog post)
Hopwood, N. (2014). A guide for choosing journals for academic publication
Knight, L.V. & Steinback, T.A. (2008). Selecting an Appropriate Publication Outlet: A Comprehensive Model of Journal Selection Criteria for Researchers in a Broad Range of Academic Disciplines
"Open access (OA) refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access (e.g., access tolls) and free of many restrictions on use (e.g. certain copyright and license restrictions).Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters, and monographs" Wikipedia
"Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge" Budapest Open Access Initiative
Publication in an online, peer-reviewed OA journals, which allows immediate access to users free of charge. An OA journal may or may not charge a publishing fee - this is usually paid for by the author, author's employer, or the funding agency supporting this research. This fee is referred to as article processing charges (APCs). Thirty to fifty per cent of OA journals require the author to pay a publication fee to help defray publishing costs.
Traditional publishers can offer open access options: Elsevier
To find more open access journals visit:
Check journals in your discipline using the Subjects filter (on the left side) in Advanced search.
Author self-archiving of scholarly materials in an OA repository. This can either an institutional repository maintained by a research institution (e.g. U of T's TSpace) or a subject repository (e.g. arXiv). Green OA endorses immediate open access self-archiving, but many non-OA publishers often have restrictions on the version you can deposit and when the item can be deposited (check for an embargo period).
Many of these journals allow for self-archiving of pre-prints (paper before peer-review) and post-prints (paper after peer-review revisions, but before published version of an article).
Check your journal here:
Find out more about open access support at the University of Toronto Libraries
Governments, institutions and funding bodies may have OA mandates (OA is required) or guidelines.
SHERPA/JULIET can help you find funders' Open Access policies
Tri-Agency Open Access Policy
Open Access content can be found in many different locations.
Dunleavy, P. (2015) How to write a blogpost from your journal article
Daniels, J. (2013). From tweet to blog post to peer-reviewed article: How to be a scholar now (read the last sentence if nothing else)
Hybrid forms - examples:
American Psychological Association. (2013). A graduate student's guide to determining authorship credit and authorship order.
Germano, W. (2005) From dissertation to book.
As well, the University of Toronto Libraries have many books on academic writing and authorship.
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