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Getting Published

After all of the hard work that goes into research, hopefully you will feel that you have some findings or experiences worth sharing. Publishing, whether as a report, online or in a journal, is one way of doing this.

Publishing is a central part of academia. It is:

  • An important part of developing your portfolio and capacity as an academic; and
  • A great opportunity to let others know about your most important research outcomes.

button  Important things to consider

  • What is it that you want your publication(s) to communicate?
  • Who do you want to communicate with? Other academics, the public, practitioners or policy makers? Those in your own country or elsewhere?
  • How do you best communicate with this group? What writing style(s) and what kind of publication(s) are most appropriate? What language(s) do you want to (and can you) write in?

button  Publishing in the Academy

The RGS-IBG has produced a helpful guide entitled, Publishing in Geography: A Guide for New Researchers (see useful links).

The guide includes sections on:

Publishing in Journals
Research articles
Themed or special issues
Review essays
Book reviews
Electronic publishing
Publishing Books
Publishing Beyond the Academy
(see below for more on this.)

button  Publishing Beyond the Academy

The RGS-IBG has also produced a helpful guide entitled, Communicating Geographical Research Beyond the Academy (see useful links). 

The guide includes sections on:

Audiences
Access
Engaging communities in research

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