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Getting Published

Getting published
Kevin R.Murphy

The process of getting published is critically important, steeped in secrecy and mystery, and often poorly understood. Although success in an academic or research career is not the same thing as success in publishing, it is very difficult to get and keep a good job, influence the field, advance science, make a name for yourself, and so on without developing skills in this area. My goals in writing this chapter are to share some of the things I have learned as an author, reviewer, and editor and to give advice and suggestions to others, particularly those who are just starting their careers in research and/or academics.

I first consider three questions: Why should you publish? Where should you publish? What should you ...

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