From research to publication – The essential guide to getting published

Learn the importance of communicating your research and documenting your findings with exclusive tips and strategies for publication success by one of the world’s top publishing companies.

What will you learn?

  1. Importance and benefits of publishing primary research findings
  2. Typical structure of a scientific article and its 6 publishing phases
  3. How to identify differences between primary and secondary research
  4. Communicating your research story to a global audience in English
  5. Using the SNIP process to improve your chances of journal acceptance
  6. Research design as well as relevance and scope of your research question
  7. Planning an effective keyword-based literature search and review
  8. Importance and steps to develop a chronogram for your research project
  9. Gantt charts, Kanban board, and other useful project management tools
  10. Methodology, variables, data gathering techniques, data analysis, and more


Course Description:

Researchers convey their findings by publishing them in the form of scientific articles in reputed journals. But the path to getting published can be complicated if not planned well.

In this course, you will learn how to overcome some of the most common challenges authors face while trying to communicate their research. From gathering, interpreting, analyzing, and reproducing data to identifying the potential and limitations of your study, you will learn about the intricacies of the publication process. Throughout this course, you will come across several practical tips and expert strategies to prepare your manuscript for journal submission and maximize your chances at publication success. This engaging course consists of 23 modules, each consisting of an educational video, a module-specific multiple-choice question to check your understanding, and additional resources on the topic.


Course author(s):

Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore has a degree in Biochemistry and doctorate/post-doctorate research experience in Structural Studies and Molecular Biology. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the journal BioEssays and the Wiley Researcher Academy as well as a Program Manager and Editor at the European Molecular Biology Organization. Currently, as a freelance writer and writing coach, Andrew uses valuable insights gained from over 20 years in academic publishing to coach researchers on how to communicate science more effectively.


Kris Bishop

Kris Bishop authored this course when he was a Marketing Manager within Wiley Research. He is currently Associate Director, Product Strategy at Science Magazine/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Kris is an MBA with more than fourteen years of experience in the publishing industry and a deep understanding of researcher and publisher challenges in academia. Through the years, he has also collaborated extensively with researchers and authors, and spent time working on college-level textbooks, monographs, trade publications, and scientific research journals.


Your Instructor


Wiley Researcher Academy
Wiley Researcher Academy

Are you an early career researcher seeking to improve your research writing skills? Are you an established researcher who wants to better understand the scholarly publishing landscape? Wiley Researcher Academy has the tools you need to navigate the publishing process and increase your chances of achieving a successful publishing outcome.

Written and presented by a global network of journal editors and industry experts from Wiley's prestigious scientific publishing portfolio, Wiley Researcher Academy provides an authoritative source of training and enablement to help researchers at any level achieve their full potential.


Course Curriculum


  Module 1: Why write and publish?
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  Module 2: If it is not documented, it does not exist
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  Module 3: Benefits of publishing your work
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  Module 4: Primary and secondary research
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  Module 5: English as the lingua franca of global scientific research
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  Module 6: Selling your paper to the editor, the reviewers and readers
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  Module 7: Requirements and phases of the publication process
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  Module 8: Who should be the first author?
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  Module 9: Posing your research question
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  Module 10: Reproducibility and repeatability
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  Module 11: How to plan a literature search and review
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  Module 12: The theoretical basis of the research question
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  Module 13: The aims and approaches of the research
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  Module 14: The potential and limitations of the proposed study
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  Module 15: Meeting the research objective
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  Module 16: Variables and methodology
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  Module 17: Relying on theoretical frameworks
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  Module 18: Building a realistic chronogram
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  Module 20: Planning your research
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  Module 21: A data plan, instruments and techniques
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  Module 22: Data verification, cleansing and analysis
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  Module 23: Research and publication - final exam
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