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Front Plant Sci. 2016 May 9;7:610. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00610. eCollection 2016.

A Pragmatic Approach to Getting Published: 35 Tips for Early Career Researchers.

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1
Bayer CropScience Innovation CenterGent, Belgium; Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College LondonLondon, UK.
2
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Umeå, Sweden.
3
Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH Zurich Zurich, Switzerland.
4
Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences Třeboň, Czech Republic.
5
Gregor Mendel Institute Vienna, Austria.
6
Department of Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology Wageningen, Netherlands.
7
Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich Zurich, Switzerland.
8
Department of Environmental Sciences - Botany, University of Basel Basel, Switzerland.
9
Science-Textflow Winterthur, Switzerland.

Abstract

It is trite to say "publish or perish," yet many early career researchers are often at a loss on how to best get their work published. With strong competition and many manuscripts submitted, it is difficult to convince editors and reviewers to opt for acceptance. A pragmatic approach to publishing may increase one's odds of success. Here, we - a group of postdocs in the field of plant science - present specific recommendations for early career scientists on advanced levels. We cannot provide a recipe-like set of instructions with success guaranteed, but we come from a broad background in plant science, with experience publishing in a number of journals of varying topics and impact factors. We provide tips, tricks, and tools for collaboration, journal selection, and achieving acceptance.

KEYWORDS:

collaboration; early career researcher; journals; open access; publishing; strategy

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