Publishing Journal Articles for Undergraduates
Learn how to identify relevant journals, avoid predatory publishers, and manage your citations
Identify Journals for Publishing
- Talk to your mentor
- Determine if your college or department has any specific publishing guidelines or requirements
- Keep track of journals publishing articles in your area of interest
- Set up alerts on publisher's websites
- Sign up for calls for papers:
- Publishers' websites
- Professional associations
- Listservs and distribution lists
- Alerts via Facebook and LinkedIn groups, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, etc.
Tips for Publishing
- ORCID has been adopted by published as a unique author identifier.
- Disambiguate yourself from other authors with similar names.
- Use your ORCID profile as a dashboard to keep track of your entire scholarly output including journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations, patents, and much more.