Leeds University Library

How to get your article published

Published Wednesday 27 June 2012

Stacks of journals in a line

Book your place on the free Elsevier seminar, 4 July

"How to get your article published" will help you get your manuscripts published in leading international journals, explaining how the journal review process works and giving practical advice on writing and submitting a world-class paper.

The seminar is aimed primarily at PhD students and early-career researchers but may also be of interest to other research staff.

The presentation, led by Elsevier's journal publisher from Earth and Planetary Science, Katherine Eve, and account development manager Michaela Kurschildgen, will take place between 14.00 and 16.30 on 4 July 2012 in the conference room on level 7 of the Edward Boyle Library.
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The session will focus on the following topics:

What to do before you start writing

  • checking the contribution is new and original
  • getting an overview of the research area
  • finding "Hot Topics"
  • searching for the right journal
  • using the "Guide for Authors"
  • finding out about editors and reviewers
  • what form of publication to choose.

The language and tone of voice of the article

  • scientific writing
  • consistency, logic and grammar
  • dos and don'ts, illustrations.

The structure of the article 

  • title, abstract, keywords, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references
  • differences between reading and writing an article.

Ethical and copyright issues

  • various forms of fraud
  • what authors are allowed to do with their published manuscripts.