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Graduate Library Orientation

Welcome (back, for some!) to the University of Memphis' University Libraries! This Research Guide will assist you in learning what the Libraries have to offer you!

Publishing Your First Article

You will most likely publishing or begin the process of seeking publishing your first article while in graduate school. It might be as a co-author with one of your faculty mentors, or it might be a paper from a seminar that your professor encouraged you to submit. Regardless, publishing is a long path full of many pitfalls. Make sure to check out our scholarly communications guide, but check out some of the resources listed below to get your started.

Understand Your Rights

According to the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), authors are increasingly empowered to make decisions concerning their scholarly work. When you publish in a traditional (subscription access) journal, you will sign over some or all of your copyrights to the publisher. It is your responsibility to scrutinize any publication agreements and to negotiate any rights. Read SPARC's complete author rights brochure to learn more.

Useful Resources

Use this collection of library resources to learn about publishing, copyright, citation, and writing resources that could be used to help with publication.