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Research Guides

Writing your paper

No matter which subject area you specialize in, publishing the results of your research is a critical part of your academic career. But writing an academic paper can feel like a daunting task – there’s nothing worse than staring at a blank screen after all. This guide will take you through all the stages of writing your paper, from preparation and structure, through to writing each section of the paper, and beyond.

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Choosing the right journal for your research

Choosing which journal to publish your research in is one of the most significant decisions you have to make as a researcher. Where you decide to submit your work can make a big difference to the reach and impact your research has. Given this, it’s worth taking your time to consider your options carefully and analyze each aspect of journal submission – from shortlisting titles to your preferred method of publication (for example, open access). This extensive guide covers everything you need to know to make an informed decision about where to publish your research – all in one place.

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Research impact

Every researcher wants their work to have an impact, whether that’s in the world of academia, in society, or both. But creating a real impact with your work can be a challenging and time-consuming task, which can feel difficult to fit into an already demanding academic career. This guide is designed to help you understand what impact means for you and your work, why it’s important, how to achieve it, and how to measure it. We’ve also included inspiration and ideas to help you get started.

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Article submission and peer review

Once you’ve written and refined your research paper, it’s time to take the plunge and submit it to your chosen journal. If it passes an initial desk assessment, it’ll then go through the peer review process.
This guide explains everything you need to know about submitting your paper and navigating peer review – from writing your cover letter to knowing what to do when your paper is accepted or rejected.

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How to write a research paper for a journal


1. Why should you publish?
2. Choosing a journal
3. Preparing your manuscript
4. Publication ethics
5. Peer review process
6. Expectations and transfer options
7. Summary

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Research Insights

Research Insights is a resource provided to help you navigate every step of the publishing journey.

Research Insights provides expert advice and support on a range of topics, including:

  • How to get published

  • Writing and formatting your paper

  • Open access and open research

  • Peer review and becoming a peer reviewer

  • Maximizing the impact of your research

It contains easy-to-follow guides, top tips, the latest news, and details of upcoming events, direct to your inbox. Click on the below link to start reading: