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Academic Publishing Guide, designed for Drake Faculty and Researchers

What's new!

  1. Cabells is back!
    • After being cancelled last summer  due to budget restrictions, Cowles Library has recently re-instated our subscription to Cabells Directories of Publishing Opportunities! We know this is widely used by our faculty and researchers, so please spread the word.
  2. We're always looking for publications or OER artifacts to include in eScholarShare, Drake's institutional reposoitry. 

    For more information, please contact Bart Schmidt,

  3. OER (Open Education Resources) are a subset of academic publishing that aims to reduce the cost of academic texts and resources for students.  Check out OER at Drake if you want to know more about how to use, and get involved with, OER.
    • NEW! Drake faculty can now apply for grants for either adapting existing OER into their courses, or developing their own!

Faculty Publishing resources - Overview

Welcome! We designed this guide with Drake University faculty in mind and included resources that can help you at any point in the writing process. Refer to the navigation menu on the left for guidance, but here are some quick hits to get you started:

Deciding Where to Publish

The Library offers many resources to help you in deciding where to submit your work for publication. Important things to consider when selecting potential publications are the Journals' Acceptance Rates and the Impact and Immediacy Rankings.  

Writing Advice

We've all been there- the ideas and concepts are all churning in your head but you can't figure out how to get them onto that digital page. We've gathered some resources that might help.

Open Access

Consider publishing your work in an Open Access repository or journal.  Go to Author's Rights,  Open Access, or eScholarShare@drake to learn more.