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Faculty Scholarship: Getting Published

Find advice and library resources to support your scholarship.

New! CABELL's Journal White-list

CABELL's Scholarly Analytics is comprised of the following sets.  You can search them all on the same database page now.  Search white-listed titles that have met CABELL's criteria for quality.

Journal Acceptance Rates

It can be very difficult to get an article published in a scholarly journal.  For information on acceptance rates of journal articles of business, accounting,economics,  education and psychology journals, please see Cabell's Scholarly Analytics database (linked above.)

Some journals actually post their acceptance rates on their website.  

Other useful sites include: 

  • Journal Article Acceptance Rates  from the University of North Texas Libraries.  Contains resources for many disciplines.
  • APA Psychology Journals Statistics provides rejection rates, circulation data and other journal statistics.
  • Journals in Higher Education from Virginia Tech's Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research includes a listing of almost 600 higher education  journals.   Gives acceptance rates and publication review times for some of the journals. 

Teaching and Learning Journals

Kennesaw State University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning --contains teaching resources and a terrific journal directory that sorted by discipline and topic area.

For additional discipline and topic specific journals, please see the SoTL: Scholarship of Teaching Learning page in the tabs on the top of this page..


Scholarly Publishing Book Resources

Effective Writing in Psychology Book Cover   Search the library catalog using the following subject headings:

Selected works

Casanave, C. P., & Vandrick, S. (2003). Writing for scholarly publication: Behind the scenes in language education.

Hay, I. (2012). Communicating in geography and the environmental sciences. South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press.

Knapp, M. L., Daly, J. A., International Communication Association, & NetLibrary, I. (2004). A guide to publishing in scholarly communication journals (3rd ed.)

Luey, B. (2008). Revising your dissertation : Advice from leading editors (Updated.).

Luey, B., & NetLibrary, I. (2004). Revising your dissertation: Advice from leading editors.

McGinty, S. (1999). Gatekeepers of knowledge : Journal editors in the sciences and the social sciences.

McInerney, D. M., & NetLibrary, I. (2001). Publishing your psychology research: A guide to writing for journals in psychology and related fields.

Murray, R. (2005). Writing for academic journalsMaidenhead: Open University Press.

Rocco, T. S., & Hatcher, T. (2011). The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. GEN PN146.H36 2011

Roldan, L., & Pardu, M.-L. (2016). Writing in biology: A brief guide. GEN QH304.R65 2016

Sternberg, R. J. & Sternberg, K. (2010). The psychologist's companion: A guide to writing scientific papers for students and researchers. (5th ed.) 

Strongman, L. (2013). Academic writing.

Thaiss, C. J. & Zawacki, T. M. (2006). Engaged writers and dynamic disciplines : Research on the academic writing life.

Wellington, J. J., & NetLibrary, I. (2003). Getting published: A guide for lecturers and researchers.  Also in print..