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30 - Successfully Publishing Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

from Part V - Tips for a Successful Research Career

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 May 2023

Austin Lee Nichols
Affiliation:
Central European University, Vienna
John Edlund
Affiliation:
Rochester Institute of Technology, New York
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To survive and prosper, researchers must demonstrate a successful record of publications in journals well-regarded by their fields. This chapter discusses how to successfully publish research in journals in the social and behavioral sciences and is organized into four sections. The first section highlights important factors that are routinely involved in the process of publishing a paper in refereed journals. The second section features some factors that are not necessarily required to publish a paper but that, if present, can positively influence scientific productivity. The third section discusses some pitfalls scholars should avoid to protect their scientific career. The last section addresses general publication issues within the science community. We also recommend further resources for those interested in learning more about successfully publishing research.

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