- 1 What is Papers Wanted?
- 2 These are examples of the kinds of calls you will find at Papers Wanted.
- 3 Learn more about why we created Papers Wanted
- 4 How do I get published quickly?
- 5 Register For Premium
- 6 The Vault – Writing, Productivity and Publishing Tips and Tools
- 7 What do I get with a PapersWanted.com account?
- 8 How do I Find the Latest Calls for Papers in My Field or Research Area?
- 9 What other resources can I find on Papers Wanted?
What is Papers Wanted?
PapersWanted.com is a repository for the latest calls for papers as they are published on the web. We aggregate calls for papers put out by publishers, listservs, press releases, forums, blogs, and more–taking the time-consuming task of finding timely publishing opportunities out of your hands so you can focus on your research and writing. We are the only call for papers listing service to focus on journals and publishers (vs. conferences)
Create an account today and discover which publications in your discipline are seeking papers right now!
These are examples of the kinds of calls you will find at Papers Wanted.
- A new paradigm for designing ring construction … – Beilstein Journal
- Ijcea International Journal Of Civil Engineering And Applications …
- International construction journal – Sportive Communication
- Call for Papers Special Issue of Journal of Transportation … – Springer
- CFP News: Journal of Urban Management Special Issue on Harnessing iCity of …
Learn more about why we created Papers Wanted
While most junior faculty (whether tenure-track or not), postdocs and doctoral students (in disciplines where publication in academic journals or conference proceedings is important for career advancement) may be aware of the premier and most popular journals in their fields based on consultations with mentors and senior faculty (which we highly recommend) and as measured by things like Thomson Reuters Impact Factor published in the Journal Citation Reports). However, because demand is high, these are often the most competitive. This means very long publishing timelines starting from submission through the revision and acceptance process. (Not to mention lengthy delays just to get outright rejected!)
See this overview of the tenure process and how your research is factored into deliberations.
It is critical to increase your visibility and impact as well as hiring or tenure prospects by publishing in such journals. However, scholars in most disciplines are also heavily evaluated by the quantity of their publications well-regarded, peer-reviewed journals. Yet it can take a while for a young scholar, postdoc or junior faculty member to learn which journal outlets or publishers are most receptive to their work. Whether you are aiming to publish in the top journal in your discipline and/or field, or you are looking for a good home for your work that won’t require three years to get through a double-blinded peer review process while precious days are ticking away on your tenure clock, there are tricks of the trade that will greatly spped up the process.
The good news is that if you have found one of the best tools online to help you shorten the academic publishing process.
Track down those journals and publishers actively looking to publish the work that you produce!
Seems logical, right? Yet where do you find the right calls from top ranked journals, special issues, interdisciplinary journals, or even smaller or specialty presses given their one off nature or low visibility? Additionally, many of these opportunities are born as discussions during conferences or emerge from conference and workshop panels. Other outlets might be newer journals seeking to establish themselves as reputable outlets in various disciplines, and would be great places to publish given their editorial boards, reviewers, and visibility of the scholarship they produce.
Note: Don’t get fooled by the recent flood of predatory open-access publishers trying to disguise themselves as legitimate publishers. Some try to pass themselves off as legitimate open access publishers, abusing the model (more common in some of the sciences) where authors pay hundreds to thousands of dollars for the cost of reviewing and publishing their paper AFTER it has been accepted through an authentic peer-review process. The other type of journals are ones that are not linked to any reputable academic press. Publishing in (or reviewing for or serving on the board of) predatory or questionable journals is a quick way to get yourself in trouble.
Jeffrey Beall, at the Scholarly Open Access blog, maintains a list of predatory journals masquerading as legitimate open access publishers. Remember, open access is a legit business model in the academic publishing industry. Predatory journals are not and take advantage of unsuspecting scholars. If you encounter a new journal that you or your peers or mentors have never heard of, it wouldn’t hurt to run the name against this list just to be sure.
Follow the link above to see the list.
How do I get published quickly?
You must find ways to speed up your research publications in respected journals seeking your work. That’s where Papers Wanted comes in. You can read more about how we got started here.
We leverage the volume of information flow on the web and power of internet technology to bring news of these active and immediate publishing opportunities together for you in one place. Browsing a portion of our aggregated calls using the menu links above is FREE. When you find something you like, sign up for a FREE 7-Day Trial to get full access to the full text and link to the call for papers announcement.
Never lose track of a call for papers announcement again!
When you join, you can save the calls you like by clicking ‘Add to My Saved Calls’ at the top of each posting. Once you add Calls to your My Saved Calls page, the latest five will appear in the top right corner of the website under the “My Latest Calls for Papers” heading. You can always view all the calls you save (there is no limit) by clicking the My Saved Calls link at the top of the header of this site.
Similarly, you can keep track of upcoming deadlines associated with each call (or any other deadline you want) on the My Calendar page. Your five latest deadlines will also show in the top right corner when you are logged in.
The Vault – Writing, Productivity and Publishing Tips and Tools
In addition to calls for papers, we also feature in-depth guides on the best methods and tools to enhance your writing productivity, how to increase the visibility of your work and get cited, and increasing your acceptance rates.
Premium access also gives you the ability to save each call to your favorites list, keep a calendar and track deadlines, as well as submit new calls for papers.
What do I get with a PapersWanted.com account?
- Full access to every call for papers published on the site
- Ability to submit a call for papers
- Ability to save to your account the calls for papers you are interested in. Clicking the Add to My Saved Calls link above each announcement will add the item to your My Saved Calls Page.
- Ability to search every call for papers and article published on the site
- Ability to add, edit and sort Calls for Papers and other tasks to My Publishing Calendar.
- Access to the RSS feed and/or email subscription to each category so you can track upcoming calls for papers in the subject areas you are most interested in.
- Access to our library of action guides, resources, ongoing tutorials, videos and reviews of products that will help enhance your scholarly productivity.
- No third-party advertisements.
We invite you to create a free account today!
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With Concierge, you get all of the benefits of premium membership with a real live assistant helping you identify the best journals and publishing opportunities. Just give us a title and abstract and we manually identify 5 of the best academic journals for any article you submit that meet the criteria you specify (journal metrics, rapid publishing, open access, etc.) This is a great service for identifying journals BEFORE you write. We can also help you find book publishers and editors, conferences and other academic gatherings.
With Concierge Plus, you get all of the benefits of Concierge service plus each month, we will assist you to prepare an article for submission to a journal, including editing, proofreading, plagiarism and spelling check, formatting, citations and references and a cover letter.
Attention: Are you a publisher or event organizer? Follow the link to Submit a Call for Papers Announcement..
How do I Find the Latest Calls for Papers in My Field or Research Area?
There are several ways to find calls relevant to your research or academic discipline.
- First, start with our Subject Area category listings in the menu above (See General Calls and Categorized Calls). Calls across the disciplines not yet categorized will be under the General Calls headings. While we’ve organized other calls by major disciplinary groupings such as Applied Sciences and Professions, Area Studies, Formal Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Under each major heading are many sub-discipline headings. Click on the ones appropriate to your field. Each call is assigned to one Subject category.
- Because disciplines that fall under one category might be appropriate for scholars in any number of fields, we’ve created other ways for you to locate relevant calls for papers. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will see a tag cloud. Each call is assigned several tags that describe the subjects and characteristics of the particular call (e.g. year, conference, symposium, award).
- The third way to find a call in your field is to use the search box at the top right corner just below the header. (Full site search is another benefit available to users with premium access.) Enter your search term and click the small magnifying glass. For example, if you type the word ‘planning’ into the search box, calls for papers will appear that are classified under law, policy, and more. Our on site search engine will search the body of every call for mention of your search term. This can be an excellent way of finding relevant publishing opportunities not elsewhere classified!
What other resources can I find on Papers Wanted?
We also feature feature tips on how to succeed in academic publishing and a blog with the latest developments and discussion in academic publishing, conferences, funding and academic life generally. In addition, you will links to books and other Resources to help you in crafting academic articles, improving your writing and publishing prospects.
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