This research guide covers the basic steps in getting your research published. Choosing a trustworthy journal, getting through peer-review, and making sure you have the copyrights you want for your paper.
Be sure to check any Funder public access mandates you might need to comply with when choosing a journal or deciding on open access options.
If you want to publish a book, this guide from University of Michigan can help.
This guide is based on Scholarly Publishing guides from Tufts https://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/publishing and University of Michigan https://guides.lib.umich.edu/scholarlypublishing/overview
Confusion over authorship and contributions can lead to papers being retracted.
To avoid this, many journals now encourage a CRediT author statement. And every author should be notified and have a chance to review the paper.
CRediT statements should be provided during the submission process and will appear above the acknowledgement section of the published paper (from https://www.elsevier.com/authors/policies-and-guidelines/credit-author-statement)
|Conceptualization||Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims|
|Methodology||Development or design of methodology; creation of models|
|Software||Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components|
|Validation||Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/ reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs|
|Formal analysis||Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data|
|Investigation||Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection|
|Resources||Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools|
|Data Curation||Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later reuse|
|Writing - Original Draft||Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation)|
|Writing - Review & Editing||Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre-or postpublication stages|
|Visualization||Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/ data presentation|
|Supervision||Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team|
|Project administration||Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution|
Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication