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Scholarly Publishing

This LibGuide on Scholarly Publishing shows you how to select and vet credible journals as well as informs you about your author rights.

Scholarly Publishing Overview

Welcome to the Scholarly Publishing LibGuide -  your guide to all things scholarly publishing at Johns Hopkins University. This highlights page is for you to get a quick overview of tools and information that are important to JHU researchers for scholarly publishing.

For additional guidance, please do not hesitate to reach out to Nancy Shin, Scholarly Communications Librarian, at

Scholarly Publishing LibGuide Quick Highlights:

  1. Publishing Options - if you need clarity of the different versions of research output, this resource explains that for you.

  2. Choosing a Journal - if you are thinking of writing a paper or if you are ready to choose a journal for your paper, this resource walks you step-by-step through the process.

  3. Publisher Contracts - if you are curious by the publishing process, more specifically publisher contracts, this resource simplifies the complex process.

Additional resources on Scholarly Publishing can be found here:

  • Writing Resources - if you need guidance on any part of the writing process, this resource provides more resources on writing in general and at JHU.

  • Scholarly Publishing Explained - if you need more definition and explanation about scholarly publishing, this resource defines and explains them for you.

For information on open access, check out our "Open Access" LibGuide.