Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does it cost to host a Guide to Getting Published at my institution?
Guides to Getting Published are a gratis service. All we need should you wish it to take place is a room for around two hours (usually a lecture room big enough for all interested parties to be accommodated) with a PC and a media projector.
I want to host a Guide to Getting Published, what do I do next?
If you think that an Emerald Guide to Getting Published would be of use to the post-graduate students and academics at your institution please contact us and to find out if there is a presenter available in your area.
Will the Guide to Getting Published be appropriate for my subject area?
Examples used in Guides to Getting Published can be applied to a wide variety of subject areas. We can tailor the presentation to suit your subject area at your request.
What does the session cover?
The Guide to Getting Published can be tailored to suit your individual needs. The format of a standard presentation is detailed below:
The main part of a standard session is the presentation, which takes one hour to 90 minutes. The following points will be covered:
- background information on Emerald
- the benefits of being published in an international journal, series or book
- the people (editors, their advisers and reviewers, publishers and authors themselves) involved throughout the process
- advice for authors on preparing and submitting articles
- the review process
- overview of resources for authors.
The presentation is always followed by a question and answer session which lasts around 30 minutes.
How long does it last
The standard presentation lasts about 90 minutes, this includes time for the question and answer session. We will, however, tailor the presentation to suit your needs and in the past have done half an hour and half day sessions.
Is there a maximum number of people who can attend?
No, provided that the room is large enough to accomodate everyone. A microphone may need to be provided for the presenter and possibly a roaming mic for questions if it is a particularly large room.
What audience is it suitable for?
The standard presentation is aimed at early researchers however we have found that even more experienced researchers have benefited from attending and finding out what editors and reviewers are looking for. If we know in advance who the audience are we will tailor the presentation to suit the needs of the participants.
Can you help to promote the event at my institution?
Yes, we can help in a number of ways such as branded posters, invitations and posting the event on our upcoming events section of the Guide to Getting Published webpages.
Are Guides to Getting Published just to promote Emerald?
Guides to Getting Published do promote Emerald by giving us visibility however we genuinely want to help and encourage researchers to publish their work. Of course we would like you to publish with us and we do use Emerald as an example in the presentation, however, the majority of tips can be applied regardless of who you publish with.