Help with Publishing Your Work
The UGA Libraries offer a set of services encompassing your scholarly communication process, from the time you begin searching for funding sources,
to finding the best outlets for publishing your work, and beyond. For questions, contact us.
This is an overview of our scholarly communication services:
Promote your work with UGA’s Institutional Repository, Athenaeum@UGA
Depositing your work in Athenaeum@UGA offers a permanent digital location and higher discoverability for your work through Internet search engines.
Searching for research funding
The UGA Office of the Vice President for Research
Finding Research Collaborators
Community of Science-Pivot
Researcher ID allows you to build a personal profile, connected to your publications in the Web of Knowledge
Evaluating the impact of your work
Determining the impact of your research is typically measured by the citation rates the journals in which you publish receive. Below are a few of the traditional ways research impact is usually measured:
Journal Citation Reports provides ranking data by Impact factor (and other metrics) for journals by field of study in the science and engineering fields.
The H-Index measures the productivity and impact of a scholar’s work in his or her field.
The Eigenfactor measures the impact factor of a journal, plus the significance of those articles citing it.
Complying with funding agency requirements
If you receive grants from the National Institutes of Health, find out more about your obligations to submit your publication in PubMedCentral, under the
NIH Public Access Mandate.
If you receive grants from the National Science Foundation, find out more about where to archive your data and how to write a
Data Management Plan (DMP) for an NSF grant.
Exploring Open Access (OA) Publishing
Publishing in reputable, peer reviewed OA journals gives your work more visibility and increases the chances of your work being more cited.
See highly accessed UGA articles from BioMedCentral, ChemCentral, and SpringerOpen.
Public Library of Science (PLoS) publishes highly ranked OA journals in the biological sciences.
Learn more about keeping your copyright in your work
Retaining more of your copyright(s) in your work allows you to use it with fewer legal restrictions, particularly after publication. Those uses may include distributing your article or book chapter to your students, making a translation, uploading to your course or department website, to name a few:
Keep Your Copyrights is a tutorial for authors on copyright developed by the University Of Columbia School Of Law, with basics of publishing contracts.
Author Rights resources developed by The Scholarly Publishing &Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
Sherpa-Romeo database allows you to search publisher copyright policies by publisher name or journal title. Publishers are rated by how “author-rights friendly” they are, i.e. what will they allow you to do with your work after it is published.