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Most educational work which is novel and innovative can be published. You could also write a review article or a policy contribution.
Rummage around! You may have already a case study, an example of good teaching practice, a novel teaching interventions or educational research, maybe from your Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE), which could be published.
Find the right journal! Select a suitable publication provider from this link to the Educational Journals. Aim for a high impact factor. The average impact factor for educational journals is about 1.9.
Check the `Marking Criteria`! Read carefully the Instructions for Authors on the journal`s webpage before you start.
Get Feedback! Ask a friend to read your manuscript to ensure that it reaches a wider audience.
Spin it! The cover letter to the editor should explain what is innovative, why it may be suitable for this particular journal and that it is aimed for a wider audience.
Keep the reviewers happy! Everybody gets poor feedback from reviewers – hence relax! Try to address as many comments as possible. Explain in your reply letter point-for-point what was addressed, how it was addressed or why you could not address a comment. Track all changes in the manuscript.
Get it first accepted! Approximately half of the journals charge publication fees, which can be higher for Open Access publications. Get your paper first accepted as this allows you to make a stronger case to the University to cover the fees.
Let everybody know! Once your paper is accepted, don’t forget to get in touch with the Press Office (email@example.com) to produce a press release, with your College manager to put a short news item on your School webpage and please let the CELT team know (please insert CELT contact email here).