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Publishing your research


Supervisors & departmental colleagues are the best people to advise on where to publish.  There are several issues which you will need to consider if you decide to publish your research. This guide is designed to highlight library tools and services available at NUI Galway to assist you with publishing your research.

Online training Epigeum tutorials at University of Galway


The Epigeum tutorials in this section are published by Oxford University Press.

The tutorials are available via the Researcher Development  portal here including access instructions: to an external site. 

 Register on the Epigeum platform and choose from the following tutorials:


  • Getting published in the Arts
  • Getting published in the Sciences
  • Conferences, presenting and networking


Elsevier author seminar presentations at NUI Galway July 2019


See Elsevier's Research Academy with free e-learinging modules, career guidance and advice.


Other resources on academic publishing

Taylor and Francis Author Services webpage guides you through the steps in publishing an article:  choosing a journal, writing your paper, making your submission, peer review, production, sharing your published article.




Recorded video tutorial from Taylor & Francis "What to think about before you start to write a journal article"


Wiley also provide guidance for authors, see



Presentations, podcasts and tutorials


Presentations and slides from Force11

"Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. "

Podcasts & Videos on Scholarly Publishing from MIT Libraries.

Click on the link above to listen to and watch MIT staff and faculty and other experts talk about various aspects of scholarly publishing & copyright, for example:

Scholarly Kitchen blog

The mission of the Society for Scholarly Publishing is “to advance scholarly publishing and communication, and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration, and networking.” The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog aimed to help fulfill this mission by bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presenting them openly.

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Books at the James Hardiman Library

See this selective listing of other books on academic publishing available in the James Hardiman Library.

RTE Brainstorm opinion piece by NUIG Librarian John Cox


Untangling academic publishing

Fyfe, A, Coate, K, Curry, S, Lawson, S, Moxham, N & Rostvik, CM 2017

Untangling academic publishing: a history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research. University of St Andrews, St Andrews. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.546100

'According to the report, reforms of scholarly publishing have given undue weight to "commercial concerns" in recent years. Additionally, the "prestige economy", in which academics compete for the kudos of having their work published by journals with high impact factors or by high-status presses, has stymied the move towards open access and "free sharing of knowledge", it argues. From:

Library guides

To find related research consult a library subject guide. See also:

Academic Writing Centre

A service hosted in the Library, that offers one-to-one support to students with their writing skills.

See the Academic Writing Centre webpage.

ALPSP blog

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