As a researcher, getting published requires a publishing strategy!
Identifying where to submit your work can be challenging; a publishing strategy will help to get your work accepted, and then read by the right audience.
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Visit the Western Library for information about strategic publishing of your research findings in journals, books and conferences, and how to get noticed.
At the beginning of your academic publishing career, the choices you make about where you submit for work for publication may enhance your long term academic reputation. Submit your work for publication to reputable, peer-reviewed, academic journals or conferences which target the audience of your research. A good place to seek advice is through your informal networks i.e. your supervisor/s, research colleagues, and members of learned societies.
The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) has published the 3rd edition of Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. It provides 16 points of what they look for when assessing the quality of a publication.
An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) identifies a book by format (print, audio etc.), edition, and publisher.
It is not necessary for an ISBN to be issued for the same publication unless it will be distributed in both print and electronic formats. To obtain a Western Sydney ISBN please read the relevant guidelines below before requesting an ISBN.
Please check the eligibility guidelines below before requesting an ISBN.
Note: A research report does not require an ISBN to meet the government guidelines or be eligible for National or State Legal Deposit.
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Download a copy of the eligibility guidelines.
The Library will submit the final version of your publication to the State and National libraries on your behalf.
Please email your School Librarian for assistance.
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