The Art of Scientific Publications

The process of effectively communicating your research through publication can be difficult to navigate. From deciding on an article title to citing your references, many of the key steps can be fraught with decisions. ACS has pulled together some great resources to cover every step of the process.


ACS on Campus provides a video series called “Publishing your Research 101” that includes 10 episodes to provide insights and answers on the publishing process.

The series “helps authors and reviewers understand how to get a manuscript accepted, respond to reviewer comments, navigate ethical considerations, and improve their manuscript submission process experience” in a very accessible way.  Check out the video highlights  below:

Episode 1 – How to Write a Paper to Communicate Your Research

Episode 2 – Writing Your Cover Letter

Episode 5 – Ethical Considerations for Authors and Reviewers

Episode 7 – Open Access and ACS AuthorChoice

Episode 8 – Tips for English as a Second Language Speakers

Episode 9 – The Basics of Copyright and Fair Use

Episode 10: My Manuscript Has Been Accepted! Now What?

ACS has also published a virtual issue of editor tips called “Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication”. Billed as 20 papers for 20/20 vision on publishing, the editorials cover everything from writing an effective paper, journal submission, review processes, and post-publication efforts.

Highlights include:

How to Make Your Next Paper Scientifically Effective

The Impact of the Impact Factor

Overcoming the Myths of the Review Process and Getting Your Paper Ready for Publication

The Increasing Impact of Multimedia and Social Media in Scientific Publications

While some of the information is ACS specific, overall each series is a great resource for publishing.

Need more help or want to discuss your process? Stop by Kresge Library and see Jane, Shirley, or Lora for subject specific help on publishing your research.

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