Considering publishing papers as you go, as part of your thesis, or after your thesis is completed?
Wanting to publish your thesis now that you've finished?
Publishing is an important part of communicating your research, and vital if you want to continue in academia. Consider:
Think - Check - Submit
Identifying a relevant journal to submit your work can be challenging but will help to get your work accepted, and then read by the right audience. Here are some basic questions to ask yourself when considering a journal:
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Here are some tools to help you identify journals in your subject area and to get a sense of their impact in comparison to other journals in the field:
"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder" - Peter Suber, A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access.
You can choose to make your thesis open access, and you do this by applying a licence to your work before you submit it to OUR Archive, Otago University's Research Archive. You can then choose to make the fulltext of your thesis available via OUR Archive. This is one way of increasing the visibility of your research, as OUR Archive is indexed by Google and Google Scholar.
Predatory or deceptive publishers seek to take advantage of researchers. Some claim to be Open Access in order to collect payments from prospective authors for journal articles, others may approach you when you submit or deposit your thesis.
Check what you should be aware of with publishing offers.
Arguments in favour of data sharing include maximising transparency, enabling scrutiny, increasing the impact of research, and reducing the cost of duplication.
Research funding agencies, academic institutions, and publishers may require researchers to provide access to data for the wider scientific community.
Ways to share research data include: