Publish Your Results
How do you identify target journals for your study manuscript? Is there writing assistance or other resources available to help prepare your study manuscript?
When publishing your research, you should consider a number of factors. These include following appropriate practices for authorship and public access to research, as well as journal-specific characteristics and instructions.
Prepare for Publication
A small group of general medical journal editors and representatives of selected related organizations works together to improve the quality of medical science and its reporting. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has downloadable:
- Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
- Journals that follow ICMJE recommendations, including clinical trials registration in a registry such as ClinicalTrials.gov.
The UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center offers additional writing and journal-related services and tools that you can browse.
Identify Target Journals
When deciding where to publish your research, it is important to evaluate candidate journals to identify journals that cater to the appropriate target audience, as well as to consider journal metrics such as review time and impact factor.
Journal Citation Reports has a “Match my manuscript” function and can also be used to search journals by title and content.
Manage Your Citations
EndNote is a citation management software supported by UT Southwestern. The UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center offers tips and training to learn how to use this tool.
Get Writing Support
Join a WAG!
Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs) are peer-to-peer groups that meet for several weeks to engage in focused writing time, with the goals of increasing scholarly output through increased frequency of writing and development of productive and efficient writing habits. Learn more about informal courses and workshops to strengthen your scientific communications.
Did you know?
ORCID allows researchers to create a unique identifier that will link your research activities and output, including articles, citations, and grants, throughout your research career. The UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center has resources to learn more about this tool as well as how to create your ORCID account.