The Path to Publishing Story

Janet Salmons has worked with countless graduate students to develop their doctoral dissertations. She listened to students and alumni express  the same fears and frustrations over and over: they wanted to get their work published, but didn't know how to get started. They weren't clear about which types of publications would help them advance in their professional or academic livesin. After offering a series of webinars on these topics, Janet decided to expand on the ideas and develop an online course. She asked her colleague Helen Kara to join the effort, and together they developed the original Create Your Publication Strategy course. She invited Lynn Wilson to help focus the course on publishing to accomplish social purposes. Future courses will focus on other aspects of writing, publishing, updating research, and developing networks as needed to reach readers.

Meet the Team

Path to Publishing facilitators are experienced instructors and published authors. We look forward to working with you!

Janet Salmons, PhD

Janet Salmons, PhD

Co-Founder, Facilitator & Coordinator

Janet has designed and taught graduate-level online courses since 1999. Publications include Doing Qualitative Research Online  and the forthcoming Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn. See a full list on her website, and follow her on Twitter @einterview.


Helen Kara, PhD

Co-Founder & Facilitator

Helen Kara is an independent researcher who writes and teaches about research methods. Her recent publications include Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide and Research and Evaluation for Busy Practitioners. See a full list of publications, visit her blog, and follow her on Twitter @DrHelenKara.

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Lynn Wilson, PhD


Lynn Wilson has been writing and teaching about social impact on sustainability, science, environmental, education, workforce and other public issues for over 25 years. Recent publications include Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education. See more about her work and publications at and follow her on Twitter @SeaTrust_Inst.

Next Steps...

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