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Scholarly Publishing Guide

Intended to assist scholars early in their publishing career.

Where to Present

Identify potential conferences and events for presentation.

  • Find out where colleagues and active researchers in your field are presenting.

  • Look at conferences put on by societies/associations in your field.

  • Don't forget campus and local/regional conferences in your field.

  • Make sure the host organization is authentic (not predatory).


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Where to Publish

The resources below are commonly used to locate reputable places to publish.  


Article on where to publish from Annals of Neurology

Publishers' Tools

Subsidized Publishing Charges

IUPUI authors (including the IU School of Medicine) have access to a growing number of subsidized publishing charges. Sometimes these opportunities reflect agreements made by the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) on behalf of Indiana University. Currently, the IUPUI libraries (Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Ruth Lilly Law Library, IU School of Dentistry Library, and University Library) have not purchased OA publishing memberships or “transformative” publishing deals independent of the BTAA.

BMJ Case Reports 


PLoS MedicinePLoS Biology 






Other Paths to Open Access

Open access publishing does not always depend on publishing fees. In fact, most open access journals are subsidized by universities and scholarly societies with no fees levied on authors or readers. Nearly 70% of the more than 17,000 journals in a broad range of disciplines indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) charge no fees to authors.

If you can not find a suitable, no-fee journal in the DOAJ, the IUPUI Open Access policy gives you the rights to make the accepted manuscript of any article that you (co)authored while employed as a faculty member at IUPUI open access in the institutional repository, IUPUI ScholarWorks. The IUPUI Open Access policy applies to all scholarly articles authored by IUPUI faculty since 2015 and does not require the payment of article processing charges.

However, if the journal that best suits your article is a for-fee, open access journal that is indexed in the DOAJ, and you do not have access to funds to cover the fee, before pulling the submission, you might try the following:

  • Ask the publisher for a fee waiver or discount.
  • Ask your scholarly society if they have membership programs or related discounts with the publisher.
  • Consult with your coauthors to see if their schools or universities have access to funds or other deals to support the cost of publication

Where not to Publish

Evaluating Open Access Titles/Publishers