The daunting challenge of getting that first academic paper published weighs on new researchers like an albatross around the neck, especially given the publish or perish environment.

This session provides an introduction to the world of scholarly publishing. Explore why publish, what to publish and how to be strategic about it.

What HDR students have said about the session:

“I liked the list of things that a person can publish e.g. conference papers, original research, response articles etc. I think having this list will be really useful to keep in mind in the future and help me think outside of the traditional standard research article.”

“This was a great insight into the world of scientific publishing. Very worthwhile.”

“I got some good tips on how to promote my articles.”

Presented by Library.

May be eligible for CDSE.

About Publishing and authorship

Producing and promoting publications is an essential part of being a researcher and communicating new knowledge generated from your research. Knowing how and where to get published, understanding the publication process and being aware of authorship protocols will be critical to your success in this area. 

Useful links


If English is not your first language, there are many resources to help with professional editing of research papers, reports, book chapters or PhD theses. Many of the major journal websites include links to services. Note that there is a cost to using these services.