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Getting Published Guide

A guide to manuscript publication for UCF COM faculty, students, and staff.

You're Published...What Next?


You're Published…What Next?

Congratulations, your article was published! Now what do you do? Here are five things you should do after your article is published:

Update your master CV immediately. If you wait until you need to submit your CV to update your publications list, you may forget one.

As soon as you have a complete citation for your publication (i.e., volume/issue/page number, not just a DOI - Digital Object Identifier), you should add your citation to your EndNote Publication Library. If you don't have EndNote, or a publication library, visit the library's EndNote Library Guide to download EndNote and follow the tutorial on the guide to learn how to create an EndNote library. Contact the Health Sciences Library to set up a one-on-one EndNote training session for further assistance.

Double check your Google Scholar and ORCiD accounts to make sure that your article was automatically added. If it was not, go ahead and follow the account's instructions to manually add it to the account. If you don't have an ORCiD account, now is a good time to set one up. ORCiD is a free, unique researcher identification, and record manager.

As soon as you get published, you may want to send your article around to all of your colleagues, co-workers, friends, and family. But beware! Copyright restrictions — and that copyright agreement you most likely signed with the journal publisher — often restrict what you can do with your own article. Make sure you comply with the copyright permissions or your author's agreement; even if you published as open access.

Many publishers are now providing authors with a link to the electronic version of their article, which can be shared with a set number of people. Publisher Taylor & Francis, for example, provides authors with an "eprint;" essentially a link where up to 50 colleagues can view a full-text, electronic copy of an author's article. Once the 50 views have been exhausted, the link will forward subsequent individuals to a page where they can read the abstract online.

Sharing a link to your article is a great way to promote your work. Post, share, or tweet a link to your article on all of your favorite social media platforms.

Add the link to your latest publication in your email signature line. Some publishers, like Taylor & Francis, will create a customized banner that you can add to you emails to direct people to your published work!

Send the citation for you article to the College of Medicine Faculty Development Office to be included in the next AcCOMplishment newsletter. Share your good news with your department chair or at your next department meeting.

Consider other avenues for scholarship such as presentations, posters, and grand round lectures, to make your hard work count twice!

  1. Update your CV
  2. Add your publication to your EndNote library and confirm it is added to your ORCiD account, Google Scholar, or anywhere you keep a record of publication
  3. Share your work (carefully!)
  4. Promote yourself!
  5. Make your publication count twice

Now that your paper has been published and shared, check out the next installment of our Getting Published Guide on how to determine the impact of your publications with metrics!