Where to publish: Tools to help you choose
Duration 0.5 days
Team UoN Libraries
Target Audience

Mid stage Postgraduate Researchers / researchers new to publishing or publishing in a new area 

Course description and learning outcomes:


Ensuring you find the appropriate publication for your academic research allows it to be shared with your research community, reaching the appropriate audience and potentially leading to collaborations and boosting citations.  

This course introduces tools which can help inform decisions about publishing. We will consider some key factors to remember when looking for a venue for publication, such as audience, discoverability and publication metrics. It will be particularly useful for those new to publishing, or looking to publish in a new area. It is intended to supplement, rather than replace, detailed disciplinary advice available from research supervisors, research groups and other academic staff. 

Course Description: 

This course will enable researchers new to publication to evaluate, compare and make the most out of publications in journals and conferences for academic research. 

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Understand the importance of fit of a publication venue for your aims, and the implication that there is no one right place to publish​ 
  • Be aware of the publishing and funder landscape and how that might affect your choices 
  • Identify and use practical tools to inform your decisions 
  • ​Recognise the importance of discoverability, and the mechanisms for enhancing this​ 
  • Understand responsible metrics and how they can affect your choices and conversations around publishing​ 


Librarians from the Research Support Team.

 In person, face-to-face session. 

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at ua-researchsupport@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk.

Attend the course at the specified date and time
Work from multiple windows and files open at one time on laptop/ PC
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Take part in group activities / discussions  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

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