“Every line we succeed in publishing today - no matter how uncertain the future to which we entrust it - is a victory wrenched from the powers of darkness."
For an overview of the scholarly publication process, see the handout below.
When considering options for publication, there are a variety of factors that may affect your decision. These include:
If you’re uncertain about any of these questions, it may be helpful to consult with one of our Scholarly Communication librarians.
Finding Book Publishers:
"Finding a Publisher" (AAUP)--information on finding a publisher in your academic subject areas.
Information and advice:
If you're looking for possible journals for publication, these resources may help
Evaluating journals for publication
1. The resources above can help you identify journals in your field and gather some of the answers to the questions on our “Consider Your Publication Options” page.
2. The links below may help you decide if the journals that interest you are quality journals, use good editorial practices, or could be potentially predatory or inappropriate for your needs. But be sure to evaluate the journals and ask questions of the editors yourself, rather than relying on so-called “blacklists” or “whitelists”.
3. Once you’ve selected a journal that meets your needs, you might want to contact the Scholarly Communication Office to discuss the submission & publication process, or consult our Copyright Advisory Services to help answer questions or concerns about author's rights, negotiating publication agreements, or licensing and other intellectual property issues.
A publication workshop for scholars and students addressing issues in submission, revision, and publication in scholarly journals, with Tani Barlow, Rice University.