Scholarly Communication

Publishing and Presenting

UCF supports students and faculty to help reach their publishing goals. The Office of Scholarly Communication offers services for publishing, presenting, and knowing your author rights. Other departments at UCF support writing workshops. The Office for HSI Initiatives supports Hispanic/Minority Serving Institution (HSI/MSI) publishing and presenting needs.

Steps are listed according to the Research Lifecycle.

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Writing Workshops

Writing is a significant part of research. It is important to create and maintain a schedule, write consistently, and improve writing techniques. Resources outside the library support this step of the research process for both students and faculty.

Services and tools:

Research Guide: Publishing Opportunities

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For more information, contact Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Where to Publish

Deciding where to publish involves many considerations. Will your manuscript reach the intended audience and suit the content of the journal? Some journals may be preferred over others in a specific discipline or field of study. What are the journal’s impact factors? How accessible will your publication be, and what rights will you retain as an author? Open Access options can also be considered. Beware of predatory journals and seek consultations when uncertain.

Services and tools:

Research Guides: Where to Publish | Publishing Opportunities

Sarah Norris

For more information, contact Sarah Norris


Presenting your scholarly work is often a companion to the publication process; however, it requires a different skill set. Some things to consider: visual design, flow, audience, location, outline, research supporting the presentation, and public speaking techniques.

Services and tools:

  • Borrow equipment to use for your presentation.
  • Request instruction on presentation skills and techniques for your class or research team.
  • Consult with Cyndia Muñiz on conference and other presentation opportunities that center Hispanic/Minority Serving Institutions (HSIs/MSIs).
Lily Dubach

For more information, contact Lily Dubach.

Author Rights

You own the copyright to any scholarly work you create unless you give that right away. As soon as your work is in a tangible form (a Word document, a web site, a recording, etc.), the copyright is yours. Copyright is a bundle of rights; authors can easily give away or sell these rights, but doing so will mean you are no longer the copyright holder for your work. This transfer of copyright ownership often happens when you sign a standard scholarly publishing agreement.

Services and tools:

Research Guide: Author Rights

Sarah Norris

For more information, contact Sarah Norris

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