Publication really is the brick in the wall of scientific advancement. It facilitates the important communication of research from scientists around the world, driving forward key discoveries, whilst enhancing the careers of those that have toiled over the lab bench. However, especially early in your career, it is easy to focus on what to publish rather than how to publish. With the changing landscape of scholarly publishing and the move to a more open research culture, there has never been a better time to get clued up on the ins and outs of the publishing process. This guide aims to answer all your essential publishing questions, so that when it comes to preparing your research paper you are well informed about the publishing practicalities.

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