Providing publishing insight for Early Career Researchers

UQ Early Career Researchers were given an opportunity to hear from and speak with publishers, editors and researchers on issues related to academic publishing at a workshop recently. 

Publishing in journals: a workshop for UQ Early Career Researchers was presented by the publisher Wiley, the UQ Library and the University's Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and International).

Attendees were given practical advice on the scholarly publishing process and had an opportunity to ask about some of the issues they had experienced when attempting get published. 

Professor Anton Middelberg, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and International) introduced the session. 

Presentations included:

  • Choosing the right journal | Rose Williams, Senior Journal Publishing Manager, Wiley
  • Writing and submitting you manuscript | Matthew McDonald, co-Editor, Australian Journal of Politics & History
  • Panel discussion and Q & A: Editors' perspectives on peer review | Lyn Cook, Associate Editor, Journal of Biogeography; Cindy Gallois, Editorial Board Member, Human Communication Research; Paul Mills, Australasian Editor, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics [Moderated by Rose Williams]
  • Open preprint peer-review | Lachlan Coin, Co-founder of Academic Karma
  • Maximising the visibility of your published research | Sadira Campbell, Associate Marketing Manager (Australia & New Zealand), Wiley

UQ Library would like to thank all of our presenters for their participation in the day's events. 

Elena Danilova (Manager, Scholarly Publishing, UQ Library), Sadira Campell (Wiley event co-ordinator), Rose Williams (Wiley)

Useful resources 

Attendees were provided with Author Workshop Activities (.doc) that demonstrated how to:

  • select a journal for publishing a research paper 
  • set up an ORCiD and use it to develop an online author profile
  • set up and engage with Academic Karma

Selecting a journal

  • Think. Check. Submit - a website developed to help researchers choose the right journal, particularly focusing on how to identify if a journal is trustworthy and not a predatory publisher.
  • Research Impact: Journal quality - information on tools to help you select high quality journals in which to publish.

Information for authors

Peer review

  • Academic Karma - a pre-print, peer review website where academic authors can deposit their pre-print work  for open peer review in a freely accessible and cost-free environment.
  • Publons - a website for academics to track and verify contributions to peer review.
  • Wiley Reviewer Resource Centre - information on the support and recognition for academics interested in becoming a peer reviewer with Wiley.
  • Top 10 tips for peer reviewers - a three-minute video on the ten things you need to know before you become a peer reviewer.

Promoting your work


Last updated:
14 May 2016