How to Publish in Biological Sciences: A Guide for the Uninitiated

How to Publish in Biological Sciences

A Guide for the Uninitiated
 
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ISBN13:9781032116419
ISBN10:1032116412
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:278 pages
Size:234x156 mm
Weight:412 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 14 Illustrations, black & white; 14 Line drawings, black & white; 7 Tables, black & white
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Short description:

This book is a guide specifically for Early Career Researchers on how to publish in the Biological Sciences. It will guide you through taking your thesis chapters to publication in peer-reviewed journals and disseminating your research more broadly.

Long description:

This book is a guide specifically for Early Career Researchers on how to publish in the Biological Sciences, whether that be your first manuscript or if you?re already experienced ? there?s something for everyone.


Following on from How to Write a PhD in Biological Sciences: A Guide for the Uninitiated, it will guide you through taking your manuscript to publication in peer-reviewed journals and disseminating your research more broadly. It talks you through the peer-review process, including how to respond to reviewers? comments, the meaning and importance of Impact Factors and how to get citations. It also explores the challenges in the academic community around Open Access and other debates, including transparency, overlay journals, paywalls, publication bias, predatory journals and the dangers of bullying.


Whether you are a student just completing your studies, or a supervisor struggling with rejections, this book will provide the insider information you need to get ahead.

Table of Contents:

Welcome


About the Author



Part I
- Getting your manuscript ready for submission



Chapter 1 The transition from closed to open


Chapter 2 What is a scientific journal for?


Chapter 3 What is peer review?


Chapter 4 Transparency in publishing


Chapter 5 What can you publish?


Chapter 6 What is Impact Factor, and why is it so important?


Chapter 7 When should you be an author?


Chapter 8 Citations and metrics


Chapter 9 Growing your network


Chapter 10 Preprints



Part II
- Submission, reviews and reviewing, revising and resubmitting



Chapter 11 Writing your cover letter


Chapter 12 Suggesting reviewers


Chapter 13 Choosing the right journal


Chapter 14 Open Access or a paywall for your manuscript?


Chapter 15 Submitting a paper to a journal for peer review


Chapter 16 Expectations of peer review?


Chapter 17 Receiving the editor?s decision


Chapter 18 Why should an editor read your submission?



Part III
- Once your paper is published



Chapter 19 Now that your manuscript has been accepted


Chapter 20 Once your paper is accepted


Chapter 21 Writing a press release


Chapter 22 Why write a popular article?


Chapter 23 Altmetrics from traditional and social media



Part IV
- Further challenges in academia



Chapter 24 Is Open Access good?


Chapter 25 How to conduct peer review


Chapter 26 The problems with peer review


Chapter 27 What are predatory journals?


Chapter 28 Why did some journals go behind paywalls?


Chapter 29 Are researchers writing more, and is more better?


Chapter 30 When should you correct or retract your paper?


Chapter 31 Are you bullying or being bullied?


Chapter 32 Keeping track of your mental health


Chapter 33 Habilitation, DSc and Tenure



Last Note


Bibliography