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Publish Your Findings

Create a Poster

If your goal is to present your findings at national meetings or conferences, you'll need a research poster. Log in to the Feinberg Office of Communications SharePoint (requires netID) then go to the Templates folder to download a research poster template to get you started.

Work on Your Writing

If you want to publish your research in peer-reviewed journals, start by working on your writing. The one-credit-hour course "Writing and Peer Review for Publication in Medicine” reviews the steps involved in preparing, peer reviewing and revising manuscripts for publication.

We also recommend "Ten Simple Rules for Structuring Papers" by Konrad Kording, PhD, a former member of Feinberg faculty. This brief paper gives useful instructions to simplify your writing process and make your finished product clear and impactful.

Find a Journal

Though your mentor is likely to be your best source on choosing a journal for publication, librarians can help there as well. Or, try the Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE), which will let you search to find which journals have published similar studies in the past.

Measure & Demonstrate Impact

Galter Health Sciences Library can help you measure the impact of your research with the help of the Metrics and Impact Core. The library's course on updating your NIH biosketch will also help.

At this stage, also be sure to add your work to DigitalHub, a repository for all scholarly activity from Northwestern scientists.