Development researchers, academics, and evaluators are often expected to write and publish their work in academic journals as part of their roles.
Here is a set of guidelines for academic writing according to Global North standards:
- A How-to Guide for Academic Writing and Publishing. Freely accessible resources and tools to help academics with their writing and publishing. With tips drawn from authors, editors, and the social and behavioral sciences, this guide also provides individuals with recommendations for collaborating, learning, and further engaging with the academic writing community. (blog; 10mins)
- How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors. Journal editors share their advice on how to structure a paper, write a cover letter – and deal with awkward feedback from reviewers. (online news article; 7mins)
- How to get your research published… and then noticed. In this booklet, you’ll find simple, actionable support that will help you publish and promote your research and make the biggest impact you can with your work. (PDF; 90mins)
- How to find the RIGHT Journals – Publish for free – SSCI | Scopus | GoogleScholar | Journal Finder. Submitting a manuscript to unsuitable journals is a common mistake and can cause journal editors to reject the manuscript before peer review. Choosing a relevant journal makes it more likely that your manuscript will be accepted and cited. (Youtube; 27:28 mins)
If you are interested in open source publishing, please check out the article and resources in ‘Why Plan for Open Access’.