Where to publish: Tools to help you choose (online)
Duration 0.5 days

This online course is run by the Researcher Academy

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​ 

Process: Online Webinar 

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 ra-training@nottingham.ac.uk.

Access MS Teams
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Work from multiple windows and files open at one time on laptop/ PC
Use MS Teams chat box function
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Take part in group activities/ discussions (within online breakout rooms)

Booking Conditions

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

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. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and your training record updated.


Webinar Access Instructions 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session.

You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them. Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box.

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