As a PhD student my main focus was on getting the damn thing finished – as quickly as possible as far as I was concerned.

But whilst doing my fieldwork it became apparent that I had a lot of interesting and original data which may be of interest to others and perhaps I should think about getting it published.

However as a newspaper journalist, the world of academic publishing was initially a bizarre, unfathomable one to me. Nether-the-less with a good dose of trial and error I eventually began to master it.

Whether you are a PhD student, an early career researcher or a practitioner looking to develop a research profile, there are some simple steps you can take which should help you break down the academic publishing barrier.

Read my blog on to find out some top tips on publishing your academic work.