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Environmental Science & Policy

A subject guide to explore library resources for climate change, energy policy, endangered species, and sustainability.

Scholarly Publishing Links

Writing Resources

Sharing Research

Finding Journals

Journal Recommenders

Copyright, Author’s Rights

Open Access

Mason Publishing Group

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Retraction Watch Database User Guide

Publishing In Environmental Science for Graduate Students

Dimensions - Dimensions (citation database) contains more than 100 million publications, ranging from articles published in scholarly journals, books and book chapters, to preprints and conference proceedings. All publications are contextualized with linked data sets, funding, publications, patents, clinical trials, and policy documents. 

This presentation is informed by my colleague Theresa Calcagno, Librarian for Engineering & Computer Science. She has also taught a UNIV 1 credit course in academic publishing. She has posted a three-part series of videos on YouTube. 

Part 1 The Path to Publication: Getting Started 
Part 2 The Path to Publication: Selecting a Journal 
Part 3 The Path to Publication: Submit your Manuscript 

Please note: the files listed below are password protected. Please email for access.


ORCID creates a unique researcher identification code to avoid author confusion and to help automate research discovery.  Many grant applications require an ORCID ID on submission.


  • Register for ORCID ID 
  • Complete Biography information
  • Add publications under Add Works: Use Search to link works from another system (CrossRef, PubMed), import a BIBTeX file, or manually enter citations.