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The latest news and answers to your questions about scholarly publishing and open access.

Getting published: Tips for choosing an academic journal

Published June 28, 2020 by Kate Shuttleworth
As a graduate student, you may be interested in publishing an article in an academic journal. But how do you go about selecting a journal to submit to, and how can you tell if a journal is right for your work?
 
Ultimately the choice of where to submit your work comes down to your discipline and the topic of your paper, but as a general guide, there are three places we recommend looking for potential journals that might be suitable for your work:

Knowledge mobilization in the time of COVID-19

Published June 17, 2020 by Lupin Battersby
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Many researchers have had to stop, pause, or pivot their research projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, physical distancing protocols and related shutdowns have disrupted many knowledge mobilization (KM) activities such as hosting workshops, dialogues, team meetings, or other events.

Immediate free access to research: The scholarly response to COVID-19

Published March 16, 2020 by Alison Moore

This blog post was contributed by David Gill, a former SFU Reference Librarian.

Scholarly publishers have responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing immediate, free open access to research on their platforms. This blog post summarizes what each publisher has made available, highlights the responses of funding agencies worldwide, and illustrates why open access to research saves lives. 

Backwards and forwards citation chaining

Published November 28, 2019 by Alison Moore

This blog post was contributed by David Gill, a former SFU Reference Librarian.

This blog post will be useful to those interested in advanced library research particularly people who are doing literature reviews.

Scholarly journal rejection rates

Published November 2, 2019 by Alison Moore

This blog post was contributed by David Gill, a former SFU Reference Librarian.

As early career researchers, you might have heard of your colleagues discuss rejection rates/acceptance rates for scholarly journals. 

How are rejection rates/acceptance rates calculated? 

Unfortunately, the journal industry does not have a set standard on calculating rejection rates/acceptance rates. Some things journals could consider: 

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