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Scholarly Publishing Guide

Information to help faculty and students decide how to disseminate their research and track their impact

Where should I publish? Add it up

Unfortunately, there's not one simple tool that can ensure you pick the best possible place to publish your research. Instead, consider these factors to make an informed decision: Abacus

  • Who is your audience? Where are the scholarly conversations happening in your discipline?
  • It openness important to you? Do you want to maximize the reach of your research?
  • Where are your peers publishing? If you're a graduate student, where does your supervisor publish?

Once you've considered these big-picture issues, you can look more closely at specific details about individual publications to see if they are a good fit for your work. If you have questions, check in with your liaison librarian along the way.

Finally, you can add up all the information you've gathered to make a well-informed decision on the best way of disseminating your research.

Finding places to publish

Got questions? Your librarian can help

Your Liaison Librarian

There are Liaison Librarians for every academic program at Brock who can assist with questions related to publishing, research impact and tracking scholarly literature.

Find your Liaison Librarian

Scholarly Communication Librarian

As Brock's Scholarly Communication Librarian, Elizabeth Yates has expertise in issues related to scholarly publishing and open access. Contact her at eyates@brocku.ca