Available to Emory faculty, staff, and students, the WHSC Library subscribes to Nature Masterclasses, a series of modules produced by the editors and reviewers of the journal Nature. Originally begun in 2011 as "face to face workshops," they were developed into 15 online modules that address the process of writing and publishing. Contact Ask a Librarian for access.
The following are some of the many modules available in Nature Masterclasses:
- What Makes a Great paper: An Overview
- Elements of Writing Style
- Titles and Abstracts
- From Introduction to Conclusions
- Selecting a Journal for Publication
- Submitting Your Paper
- Understanding Peer Review
- Data Management
- Data Presentation.
Please refer to the "Locate Article" section above.
Find the Right Journal for Your Article
There are some steps one should take in determining to which journal to submit an article. Credibility of a journal is one of the most important factors. Under the Library's Writing and Publishing section, there is a segment on Assessing Journal Credibility. The other factor to consider is how often a topic or related topics are published in certain journals. By performing a search on a topic, both Web of Science and Scopus allow for sorting by the number of times a topic has been published in journals.
For assistance with using Web of Science or Scopus, please contact Ask a Librarian.
The WHSC Library also subscribes to Nature Masterclasses, which has 13 modules about how to select a journal. One of the modules explores "Criteria for selecting a journal." Available to Emory faculty, staff, and students, register with your Emory University email for access to the modules.