Choosing where to publish and how to promote your research is critical as a researcher. Strategic scholarly publishing involves following a systematic approach to ensure that you publish in the most effective outlet and maximise your success in publishing.
Ideally, before you start writing, develop a publishing plan to help you strategically manage aspects of the process you may not realise were involved.
A well-thought-out publishing plan can help:
- raise your academic profile
- increase the visibility and impact of your work
- contribute to scholarly discussions in your field
- add to the reputation of WSU as a world-class institution.
So, whether you are an early-career, mid-career, or established researcher or studying for a research degree and intending to submit a research proposal, visit the Publishing Plan Toolkit for information on how to develop your publishing plan.
Use the button below to contact the Scholarly Publishing Consultant for a copy of the Publishing Plan Form and Library support to help you develop your publishing plan.
Publishing Plan Toolkit
Use the Publishing Plan Toolkit to develop a strategic publishing plan that maximises research impact and supports your career goals. Your publish plan should be used as a guide to help you:
- Find suitable quality publishing outlets, e.g., journals, books, conference proceedings, or trade publications
- Check the quality of your publishing outlets to find one that maximises your research impact
- Identify publisher guidelines and style guides to be followed, before you start writing and before you submit your research
- Promote your research before, upon and after publication, and keep current
- Track your research performance for grant and academic promotions
Learn about the importance of researcher profiles, including:
- Having an ORCID record
- Linking your ORCID to the ARC Research Management System (RMS) and other researcher profiles
- The WSU Researcher Profile, Scopus Author Identifier, Web of Science ResearcherID, and Google Scholar profile
- How to get the most out of your researcher profiles.
The Publishing Process
The Publishing Process provides an introduction to the world of scholarly publishing, and looks at:
Learn about Open Access, including:
- How to comply with open access policies and mandates
- Copyright and Creative Commons licences
- ‘Gold’, ‘Diamond’ and ‘Green’ open access models
- Read & Publish Agreements
- Understanding Article Processing Charges (APC)
- Where to find a suitable journal for your research
- Using ResearchDirect to meet your funder mandates
Gather evidence of engagement with your research end-users, including how to:
- Identify research end-users
- Develop an engagement strategy
- Gather and maintain evidence of engagement