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Citation Styles/Submitting Manuscripts/Writing: Home

Managing citations

For tips on using citation management software (Zotero, RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote, etc.), see the Manage Your Citations guide

Citation & Style Help

Style Guides

The Politics of Citation

"One of the feminist practices key to my teaching and research is a feminist practice of citation."

From The Digital Feminist Collective, this blog post emphasizes the power of citing.

"Acknowledging and establishing feminist genealogies is part of the work of producing more just forms of knowledge and intellectual practice."

Subitting Your Paper: A Guide

Before You Submit: Identify Journals That Publish on Your Topic

Through Scopus

  1. Visit the Scopus database.
  2. Search for recent articles on your research topic.
  3. Above the results, click “Analyze search results."
  4. Click "Documents per year by source"
  5. On the left you will see the results listed by the number of articles published on your research topic per journal.

Through Web of Science

  1. Visit the Web of Science database.
  2. Search for recent articles on your research topic.
  3. In the results, click "Analyze Results" on the right hand side.
  4. Select the option on left for "Source Titles."
  5. Change the "Minimum record count (threshold)," if desired.
  6. Scroll down for a table of results by journal title.

Submitting Manuscripts

Tips when submitting an article (from Getting RoE Published, by J. Bradley Cousins):

  1. Follow instructions
  2. Withhold your identity for blind review – e.g., replace citations to your work with ‘Author(s)’, submit a separate document with name, affiliation, references, and acknowledgements
  3. Number the pages – make the reviewer’s job easy
  4. Motivate the paper – identify gaps, say why the research is needed
  5. Highlight the significance of your contribution – this is what hooks reviewers and editors
  6. Respond to reviewer feedback in a conciliatory and comprehensive fashion – provide a table of changes; you can disagree but justify it; don’t take criticism personally

Writing Help @UCB

Scholarly Communication Services

OA lockScholarly Communication Services can help you with all your scholarly communication and publishing questions and needs.  Visit their website, or reach out to schol-comm@berkeley.edu for help with questions on topics, including:
  • Copyright in research, publishing & teaching
  • Authors’ rights, and protecting & managing your intellectual property
  • Scholarly publishing options and platforms
  • Open access for scholarship and research data
  • Tracking & increasing scholarly impact
  • Affordable and open course content 
Scholarly Communication Services provides the following services:
  • Individualized support & personal consultations
  • In-class and online instruction
  • Presentations and workshops for small or large groups & classes
  • Customized support and training for each department and discipline
  • Online guidance and resources

Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

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Questions? Ask a librarian!

The Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library
(Although the library building is closed, we continue to provide services to our campus communities)

You are welcome to email a librarian.

Here is more information on getting help with your research.