The book is a guide through the different steps of academic publishing — from writing the paper up until the publication of the article. It provides first-hand experience from an Editor’s perspective and offers explanations for different concepts and practices such as peer-reviewing or the Impact Factor while also discussing the benefits and drawbacks of article-based and monograph doctoral dissertations.

Early career researchers will find answers to many questions surrounding the publication of their research and will be well-equipped for the writing and publishing of their first research article.

The author, Nikolas Sellheim, is the Editor of Polar Record, the journal of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, published by Cambridge University Press. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow under the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the Polar Cooperation Research Centre, Kobe University, Japan.