Writing, Publishing, and Dissemination Resources

A collection of resources related to writing, publishing, and disseminating your work.

The Publishing Process

How to Get Published in an Academic Journal: Top Tips from Editors
The Guardian | 2015

How to Publish in Scholarly Journals
Elsevier | 2018

Finding a Journal

Choosing the Right Journal for Your Research
Sarah Conte, American Journal Experts | 2018

Edanz Journal Selector
Edanz | n.d.

Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Scimago | n.d.

Writing for Publication: Choosing an Audience
Walden University | n.d.

Pre-Submission Inquiries

How to Write a Pre-Submission Inquiry for an Academic Journal
Ben Mudrak, American Journal Experts | 2018

Streamline the Publication Process with a Presubmission Enquiry
Lisa Clancy, International Science Editing | 2017

Presubmission Inquiry Cheat Sheet
Amanda Naples, Cell Mentor | 2017

Drafting a Manuscript

How to Write a Good Title for Journal Articles
Martin Vasilev, Journal of European Psychology Students | n.d.

My Writing Productivity Pipeline
Erin Marie Furtak, The Chronicle of Higher Education | 2016

Storytelling 101: Writing Tips for Academics
Nick Feamster, How to Do Great Research | 2013

Preliminary Peer Review

Guidelines for Students - Peer Review
Carleton College | n.d.

Cover Letters

Writing a Journal Cover Letter
Ben Mudrak, American Journal Experts | 2018

How to Write the Best Journal Submission Cover Letter
Wordvice | 2022

Submitting Your Manuscript: Write the Right Cover Letter
Catarina Sacristán, Cell Mentor | 2017

Manuscript Review

8 Reasons I Accepted Your Article
Elizabeth Zwaaf, Elsevier | 2013

Eight Reasons I Rejected Your Article
Peter Thrower, Elsevier | 2012

Conference Proposals

How to Write a Paper or Conference Proposal Abstract
Karen Kelsky, The Professor Is In | 2011

How to Write a Successful Conference Proposal
Karolina Szczur, Medium | 2017

Paper Submission Tips & Examples
AERA | n.d.

Tips for Writing a Winning Conference Proposal
David Kelly, TWIST Blog | 2014

Flipping Papers

5 Ways You Can Get The Most Out of Your Scripted White Paper
Nicole Karlis, Scripted Blog | 2015

How to Repurpose Your Most Successful Content
Fractl | n.d.

The Complete Guide to Content Repurposing: How to Get the Most Out of Every Piece of Content You Create
Rochi Zalani, Buffer | 2023

What is Self Plagiarism and How to Avoid It 
Jessica Gopalakrishnan, iThenticate | 2011


A Young Researcher's Guide to Perspective, Commentary, and Opinion Articles
Kakoli Majumder, Editage Insights | 2015

How to Write an Awesome Blog Post in 5 Steps
Dan Shewan, WordStream | 2024

So You’ve Decided to Blog? These Are the Things You Should Write About
Amy Mollett, Cheryl Brumley, Chris Gilson and Sierra Williams, London School of Economics and Political Science | 2017

The 12 Dos and Don’t of Writing a Blog
Brian A. Klems, Writer’s Digest | 2012

Writing Academic Blogs
Hamilton College | n.d.

Writing Groups

10 Reasons to Join a Writing Group
Chelle Stein, ThinkWritten |

Making a Writing Group that Works
Travis Grandy, Inside Higher Ed | 2015

Writing Group Starter Kit
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | n.d.