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Publication Planning: Introduction

This guide aims to provide researchers essential information for planning to submit a manuscript for publication. Making strategic publishing decisions can help disseminate your work to a broader audience. You can find more information on research impact on the library's Research Impact guide.

If you need assistance choosing a journal to publish in, learning about or choosing an open access journal, reusing copyrighted images from your published papers, or creating an author ID, HS/HSL librarians can help.

To schedule a consultation to discuss publication planning, submit a request here. You may contact us with additional questions at

Research Services

The HS/HSL's research services are designed to advance the success of UMB faculty, staff and students. Faculty librarians collaborate with you in each step of the research process: idea exploration, review of the published literature, information management, authorship, assessing the impact of research, and more.