The publishing process

A lot is involved when publishing your article or other scientific publications. From choosing your audience, choosing a journal and making dissemination plan to dealing with reviewers, editors and publishers. And how about authorship, copyright, open access, and impact? Understanding the publishing process is crucial for your success.

Some publishers like Elsevier and Springer offer useful advice about the publication process, tailored to their prerequisites.

Where to publish?

An important part of your publication strategy involves choosing suitable journals. If you aim at reaching the academic community, choosing the right journal will depend on the scope of the journal, the reputation of the editorial board, the acceptance ratio, the average speed from time of submission to final publication, and journal visibility. The Journal Impact Factor (IF) plays an important role in evaluating scholarly journals. The IFs are published yearly in the Journal Citation Reports  Consult the IF here.

Analytics to support publishing strategy

TU Delft Library can provide you with bibliometric analysis support to help you create a  fitting publishing strategy. Do you wish to learn more? Send an email to and we will contact you.

Questionable publishers

It is important to select a reliable publisher for your publication as there are publishers that have  a questionable reputation in the academic world. They misuse the term publisher in the open access business model. Read more about how to avoid becoming a victim of a questionable publisher.

Open Access publishing

It’s our mission to make scientific knowledge accessible online and free of charge to all users. TU Delft is therefore a strong advocate of open-access publishing. Read more about Open Access publishing and publishing your own Open Access journal.

Publishing research data

An increasing number of funders require the research data arising from projects to be published. Additionally, some publishers now require that research data underlying  any published article are publicly available. Read more about the different options for publishing research data

Seminar ‘Are you ready to publish?’

You can also visit the annual ‘Are you ready to publish’ seminar to find out more about the publishing process and impact from the perspective of experts and publishing representatives.

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