We realize it will take more than a few weeks to publish your work, but here's what to do when you finally hear from the editor/publisher.
If your article/book was accepted for publication...
Hooray! Make your final edits, make sure you have negotiated your author rights, and then bask in the glory while you wait. When your article or book is published, follow our tips below or posting and promoting your work.
If your work was not accepted...
For whatever reason, your proposed piece is not a good match for the publication. Or maybe you weren't happy with the copyright agreement. As one of our librarians wisely points out, "You have not received a rejection; you have received an opportunity to publish elsewhere (usually with free edits)." Take that free feedback, find a new publication venue, and try again.
How to Submit
Archiving your work is SO EASY! Just send the citation of your article to Elizabeth Skene,Special and Digital Collections Librarian. She and her staff will then verify which publishers allow self-archiving (you can check for yourself using SHERPA/RoMEO) and may also be able to scan some of your works. But for some items, you may need to send a copy to Elizabeth (usually as an e-mail attachment). We aim to make the submission process as simple as possible.
Criteria for Submissions
Once you have a link to your scholarship (either the full text via NC DOCKS or an Open Access Publisher) or a link to information about your scholarship (i.e., you may not be able to include an entire book in a repository, but you can link to the description and purchasing details on the publisher's website), it's time to promote your work!
Post it to your Google Scholar Profile. Here's how: https://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html#updates
Send it to WCU's Office of Communications and Public Relations http://news-prod.wcu.edu/submit-a-story/
Share your link on Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, your department's FB page, the social media sites for any of your professional organizations. You can even pose with your article or book and post the picture to Instagram, SnapChat, etc. (Yes, it's dorky. Are you in higher ed for the glamour of it all?)
If you published a book, contact your editor about other marketing opportunities. Your publisher might ask you to list possible places (journals, blogs, trade publications) to send review copies--your librarian can help you identify those outlets, or use Task 1 to help you find possible reviewers. Resources like Writer's Market (e-book) give additional advice on promoting a book.
Add it to your other scholarly profile pages such as ORCID. Here's how: https://researchguides.wcu.edu/scholarlyprofile/scholarlyID
Look at Hunter Library's guide to boosting your scholarly profile to find more tips for increasing your impact.