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GR ST 536: Preparing Publishable Thesis Chapters

Writing support for graduate students


This Guide has been developed for GR ST 536: Preparing Publishable Thesis Chapters. Our Library session and this Guide are meant to help you learn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing.

There are 4 steps we cover in this guide:

  1. Finding Journals
  2. Understanding Journal Metrics
  3. Evaluating Journals
  4. Author Rights & Copyright

At the end of the guide, there is also some information about bibliography managers, tools you should use no matter what your thesis or dissertation covers. 

For some basic tips on publishing a journal article, check out this article from Sage: "9 Publishing Basics for Anyone Submitting to a Scholarly Journal"

For more information, visit our Theses & Dissertations Copyright Guide for Grad Students or talk to the Grad College for Support: 

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Abbey Elder
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Iowa State University