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Individual Support

Request an appointment with our Life Sciences Writing Specialist, Elaine Smolock, for your publishing assistance needs.

Books from the CPD Lending Library

Check out books from the CPD Lending Library. To check something out, visit our office in G-9556 or email us with your request.

A Scholar's Guide to Getting Published in English: Critical Choices and Practical Strategies
By UR Faculty Member, Mary Jane Curry and Theresa Lillis
A guide for scholars in countries in which English is not a primary language.

Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
By Wendy Laura Belcher

Online Resources


Academic Scientists at Work: I Can't Believe They Didn't Like It!
From Science Careers, by Jeremy M. Boss, Susan H. Eckert

Accountability and Authorship
From Science Careers, by Kathy Barker

Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 1: Publication, Citation, and Impact
From Science Careers, by S. Pfirman, P. Balsam, R.E. Bell, J.D. Laird, P. Culligan

Publishing at the Top of the Heap
From Science Careers, by Jeremy M. Boss, Susan H. Eckert

When the Reviewers Disagree
From Vitae, by Karen Kelsky


Author Rights & Responsibilities
From Elsevier and the National Postdoctoral Association, by Catriona Fennell & Christiaan van Vliet

Successfully Publishing a Scientific Paper
From the NIH