Publication is key to communicating new ideas and research findings. However, many scholars and students find the publication process challenging. Those from low- and middle-income countries may face additional barriers.
In a series of films on 'How to get your research paper published' available from UCL International Disability Research Centre, leading researcher and journal editor, Leslie Swartz (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), takes students and scholars through the process of of writing and submitting publications to academic journals in a two-part presentation. Six excerpts from the presentation cover the following key areas: the journal process, structuring an academic article, predatory publishing, the politics of writing, peer review, and making time to write.
The films were funded through the ESRC-DFID enabled ‘Bridging the Gap: Disability and Development in Four African Countries’ project and filmed at the 'Partnership for Africa’s Next Generation of Academics Training Skills and Development Programme Workshop' at University of Ghana in 2017. They are intended for researchers from all disciplines and are free for individual and classroom use.
The full playlist which comprises of: Part One, Part Two, and short excerpts on six key issues can be watched on YouTube at UCL International Disability Research 'How to get your research paper published'. Parts One and Two are available can be watched below.