Faculty Professional Development: Publishing
Do not expect to be published within three months!
If you have to publish for tenure or permanent appointment you need to leave the publisher enough time to accept, distribute for review, collate review feedback, and make a decision. In many cases this could take at least six months. You must manage your time accordingly.
What your write or produce is your intellectual property. You will want to protect it from theft. Don't let others steal your valuable work. The following guides discuss the three major types of intellectual property.
For a comprehensive look at intellectual property see, Intellectual Property
For language and what to consider in publishing contracts see, Faculty Publications
Finding opportunities to publish depends on what type of item you have (book vs journal article), your topic, your geographic location, and whether or not you can pay author fees. In this section you will find information on publishing in traditional academic journals (challenging to get into), traditional commercial academic publishers (challenging to get into), open access journals (varying degrees of quality), and university publishers (somewhat easier to get into with a faster response rate).