Answered By: Judith Jablonski
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2015     Views: 478

Something to keep in mind is that it can be very difficult for students to publish in scholarly journals. Expectations are high.  Most journals are looking for articles with a clear scientific hypothesis supported by original research that substantively adds to the scholarly literature in the field.

You might want to consider giving a paper or poster session at a scholarly conference about your study.  Many of these may have special sessions like these for student engagement.

LINKS: If you are considering submitting you thesis/capstone paper for publication in a scholarly journal the following links may provide guidance. 

  •  A Graduate Student's Guide to Publishing Scholarly Journal Articles Donna Lee Van Cott. PS: Political Science and Politics , Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct., 2005), pp. 741-743.  (This article link is open to APUS students and faculty only)
  • Publishing Advice for Graduate Students. Thom Brooks (January 18, 2008).

    Abstract: Graduate students often lack concrete advice on publishing. This essay is an attempt to fill this important gap. Advice is given on how to publish everything from book reviews to articles, replies to book chapters, and how to secure both edited book contracts and authored monograph contracts, along with plenty of helpful tips and advice on the publishing world (and how it works) along the way in what is meant to be a comprehensive, concrete guide to publishing that should be of tremendous value to graduate students working in any area of the humanities and social sciences.

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