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Getting Published

Scholarly publishing is rapidly evolving with more options and decisions for new and established scholars to navigate. Find UCSF resources to get your work published, evaluate suitable journals and publishers, and learn about preprints and other emerging forms of scholarly communication.

Meet our scholarly communication expert

Anneliese Taylor
Anneliese Taylor, MLIS

Anneliese is the Head of Scholarly Communications. She is an expert in scholarly publishing, open access, and research impact.

Use preprints to share your work

Preprints are research papers that are openly shared before peer review and have become an increasingly popular option in scholarly communities. Preprint publishing speeds up sharing of new findings and makes them freely accessible, demonstrates work in progress to employers and funders, and opens up manuscripts to feedback and commentary from all readers.

Find the right journal

See Steps to Finding the Right Journal in the Help Center for tips and resources for identifying and evaluating journals for publication.

The Scholarly Communication Service has helped me with many questions about how to post my own work to online platforms like Research Gate and how to manage journal copyright issues, and has educated both myself and my students about open access, online access, and predatory publishing practices. It is a great resource!

We’re here to help

Navigating scholarly publishing can be complex. Schedule a one on one consultation or check out our growing Help Center for a list of how-to articles, tools, documentation, and FAQs on open access, publishing, and more.

Not sure where to begin? Contact us.