Publishing a Journal Article

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Welcome to this online module related to publishing a journal article. Applying strategic measures when considering publishing, promoting and tracking your research is an important component of being an academic researcher and it will have a significant impact on your standing as a researcher.



This module will introduce you to the three Ps of preparing for a publication:

  • Planning including setting objectives and selecting a publication source
  • Publishing issues such as open access, discoverability and writing tips
  • Promoting and tracking your research and publications.


Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Recognise the key criteria in evaluating suitable publications to meet your publishing objectives, including relevance, quality and discoverability
  2. Discover the benefits of and options for open access publishing
  3. Recognise the warning signs of potential unethical publishing practices
  4. Discover effective ways to navigate the submission and peer review process
  5. Identify strategies for promoting your research publications.

This module should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Work through each section using the navigation footer (i.e. previous/next) or use the contents menu to select a particular section.

Upon completion, please take a moment to complete the feedback form to let us know how we may improve this module in the future.

You may also be interested in viewing the webinar Strategic Publishing recorded from the Library’s ‘PhD Up!’ program (now called Research Plus) and the associated library guide on Strategic publishing. These are both available in the Explore further section at the end of this module.


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