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Journal Publishing

A guide to how to go about picking an appropriate journal to submit an article for publication and how to successfully navigate the process of submission.

Authors Rights

All publishers will require you to sign an author’s agreement before publishing an article. This contract details what rights you have as the author and what rights the publisher reserves. Depending on the agreement you might have to ask permission to use or share your work once it is published.

Information about publishers policies is available in SHERPA/RoMEO (search by journal title)

Questions to consider:

  • Do you retain the copyright to your work?
  • Can you share copies of the article with your colleagues or use it in your teaching?
  • Can you post a copy on a pre-print server, or another scholarly sharing site?
  • Can you reuse content published in the article? (if you’re a grad student, check especially to see if you can use it in your thesis)
  • Do the requirement of the journal comply with any grant funder requirements?

Subject Specialists

Chemistry and Geophysical Sciences Librarian
Andrea Twiss-Brooks
Regenstein 103; 773-702-8777

Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics Librarian
Jenny Hart
Crerar Library; 773-702-7569

Business and Economics Librarian
Greg Fleming
JRL 100B; 773-834-8987