Publishing your research: What you need to know

Are you a research student? Have you taken this end of year holiday as a wonderful opportunity to get ahead on your research and publishing?

Publishing is an enormous task, as well as an enormously important aspect of your research career, and can certainly seem daunting sometimes.

There are a multitude of facets to consider. Don’t get overwhelmed though! Break them down into bite-sized pieces and tackle them!

We have guides to walk you through every step, from planning to publishing, and even researcher profile management.

Planning

Publishing

Profile management

Still need more help? Book a consultation with your discipline librarian (under the Consultations with a specialist heading) to discuss your research and publishing strategies.


Lightning Talks is Real Speak

For those of you who weren’t among the sixty plus audience members at last week’s Lightning Talks in the Nathan Campus library – have no fear, we’ve got you covered!

So what are Lightning Talks?
Lightning Talks are similar to soapbox events or Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London, where speakers give voice to a variety of topical issues and invite discussion on current affairs.

Our academics and professional experts are invited to talk for 10 minutes to talk about their work in relation to a theme, and then the audience is invited to ask questions.

Why do we hold these talks?

We are hoping to make research and ideas more accessible, removing the stigma of ‘ivory towers’, breaking down hierarchical divisions. Lightning Talks are an extension of Griffith University’s commitment to inclusivity, and bringing disciplines together.

Our speakers for #LightningTalks3 were:

Associate Professor Georgina Murray who kicked off the talks with her discussion centring on socio-political changes occurring in the world, and the effects of neoliberal political ideology, particularly around employment. She highlighted some shocking statistics about the casualisation of the Australian labour force with some of the societal ramifications being drug addiction, financial insecurity around obtaining home loans, and a lack of sick leave. So do companies like Uber break up monopolies of power or do they further contribute to marginalisation and disenfranchisement in our turbulent times?

Dr Duncan McDonnell discussed the rise of right-wing populism internationally and compared Australia’s One Nation with the more successful right-wing populists in Western Europe. He highlighted that right-wing populism is not historically new; we just rename it to go with the current time period. And whilst Donald Trump does not conform to the populist leader ideal; it must be acknowledged how his controversial nature got him elected once, and he can be again! Across the Atlantic, populist parties in Europe do well because unlike their mainstream counterparts, they focus on grassroots community engagement.

Dr Susanna Chamberlain started with asking the question, ‘What the heck is populism?’ and then led us on a journey that linked anthropology and history to binaries around populism. Populism, it appears, is about the leader’s’ ability to identify as the ‘common person’ aka ‘we are just like you’ ideal; however, that idea is often a misnomer as one might suspect with Donald Trump’s empire building — funded by a ‘small’ loan of a million dollars from his father– that hardly mirrors the average ‘common person’s’ start in life.

Mr John Tague, Griffith Review Managing Editor, brought his experience and knowledge as an international journalist to discuss changes in journalistic reporting and political writing. Griffith Review, a compilation of long form essays, engages its audience and reinvigorates the idea that not everything can – or should – be conveyed in 140 character Tweets. Brexit, Trump and right-wing European leaders regularly take to the mediasphere, often invoking moral panic by circulating narratives about alleged racial tensions, scientific knowledges, and rise of ‘fake news’ in the post- truth politics era.

For the full story, listen here.

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Fighting malaria

Mosquitos are not just annoying, they are also dangerous and can bring all sorts of devastating diseases as well. One of those is malaria, a disease that kills many people around the world.

25 April is World Malaria Day and Griffith researchers are working on the case to defeat it.

Want to know what Griffith researchers have done so far?

Our key researchers in the field include Professor Michael Good, Professor Vicky Avery, Dr Leonardo Lucantoni, Professor Sally-Ann Poulsen and Professor Katherine Andrews.

You can view journal articles the researchers have published on the Griffith Experts site. This can be a great way for you to find journal articles written by your lecturers and maybe improve your marks.

Type “Michael Good” in the search box, and you can see the Professor’s publications to see what work he has done so far.

Here are a few activities promoting World Malaria Day:

Malaria Day Luncheon Event

  1. 26 April
  2. N75
  3. Proceeds donated to Rotary Against Malaria for the purchase of bed-nets.  Everyone donating/purchasing lunch will receive a ‘peg’ mosquito to pin on a the symbolic bed-net!
  4. RSVP: Leo, l.lucantoni@griffith.edu.au

Outreach Packs

  1. Packs contain educational material/activities designed to educate and engage children (8-12 years) with activities that include find-a-word, cross-words, a maze and colouring in pages.

Online Quiz

  1. “How much do you know about malaria?” is a 25 question online quiz designed to educate as well as capture information about current knowledge on malaria and malaria prevention.

Build a mosquito competition

  1. Fancy your craft skills can build a mosquito?  Give it a go and share on social media to raise awareness of malaria and its prevention.

This Week in the Library – Week 6

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Endnote can easily insert intext citations and a reference list into your assignment; in just a couple of clicks. And we can show you how to do it. Book into an EndNote for Windows (2 hours) or EndNote for Mac (2 hours) this week.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 31/8 1.00 Setting up your own topic or research question * (PG) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 31/8 2.00 Writing a postgraduate literature review *(PG) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 31/8 3.00 Building an academic argument *(PG) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast

*postgraduate workshop

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 30/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Wed 31/8 10.00 Endnote for Mac (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Thurs 1/9 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 29/8 10.00 Get published (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Wed 31/8 1.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Webb Centre (S02_3.13) South Bank
Thurs 1/9 10.00 Managing your resources to begin writing your literature review (1.5 hours)  Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Fri 2/9 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan

This Week in the Library – Week 5

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Do your knees wobble at the very thought of doing an oral presentation? Being prepared can help! Attend a workshop on Oral presentations and learn how to improve your presentation skills. There’s a session at both the Gold Coast and Nathan campus this week. Book now.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 22/8 10.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 22/8 1.00 Oral presentations Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Wed 24/8 1.00 Oral presentations Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 24/8 4.00 Building an academic argument Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 2/8 10:00 Endnote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Wed 24/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online
Thurs 25/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 23/8 10.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Wed 24/8 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Thurs 25/8 1.00 Managing your resources to begin writing your literature review (1.5 hours)  Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

This Week in the Library – Week 4

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Need to brush up on your referencing skills? Attend our FREE Referencing workshops!

We are holding sessions at Nathan, Gold Coast, South Bank and Logan this week. Can’t make it? There’s a Referencing webinar on Monday.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/8 10.00 Academic writing Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 15/8 1.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Tue 16/8 11.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Wed 17/8 1.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 17/8 4.00 Writing a postgraduate literature review Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Thu 18/8 11.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Fri 19/8 10.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/8 12.00 Referencing Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Mon 15/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Tues 16/8 10:00 Endnote for Windows (2 hours) Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan
Tues 16/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online
Tues 16/8 10.00 Referencing Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Tues 16/8 2.00 Referencing Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan
Thurs 18/8 11.00 Referencing Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Thurs 18/8 2.00 Referencing Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Fri 19/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/8 10.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Wed 17/8 1.00 Copyright for research and publishing (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Wed 17/8 1.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Webb Centre (S02_3.13) South Bank
Fri 19/8 9.30 Online Research Survey Tool (3 hours) Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan

This Week in the Library – Week 3

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Let’s take a moment to reflect… on how to write a reflective assignment. Reflective writing in an assignment means you are making a link between your experience and the course content; therefore clarifying the relationship between theory and practice.

Upon reflection, do you need to develop your reflective writing skills? Attend the Writing a reflective assignment workshop this week. They are being held at the Gold Coast, South Bank and Nathan.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/8 10.00 Writing Reports Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 8/8 1.00 Academic Writing Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Tue 9/8 11.00 Reading and note taking strategies Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Wed 10/8 12:00 Writing a reflective essay Library (LO3_3.30) Logan
Wed 10/8 1.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Thu 11/8 11.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Fri 12/8 10.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online
Tues 9/8 10.00 Endnote for Mac (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Tues 9/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Wed 10/8 12.00 Referencing Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Thurs 11/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/8 10.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Thurs 11/8 1.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Fri 12/8 10.00 Managing your research data (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast