Each author of the publication is eligible for a RDS grant however, each author must submit his/her individual application for a RDS grant for a co-authored publication.
Only one Publication RDS is awarded per book or journal issue, regardless of the number of chapters or articles the applicant has published in a given book or journal issue.
The name of the individual applying for the Publication RDS must appear in the list of authors in the APA citation. An article published on behalf of a larger collaborative group that does not include the RDS applicant by name in the citation is not eligible.
Presentation abstracts and written summaries published as conference proceedings are not eligible for Publication RDS.
Please note that articles/books published in pay-to-publish journals/publishing houses are not eligible for Publication RDS as these are considered predatory-publishers
Books and articles published in peer-reviewed indexed journals are eligible for $1500 per RDS. Manuscripts must be published in journals indexed by at least one the following services:
If your manuscript is published in a journal indexed by a service not included in this list, the author(s) must provide evidence that that indexing service verifies quality of its journals.
The impact factor of the index will be considered. Thus, Google Scholar would not qualify for the purposes of this program. Resources that have impact factor information that you might want to visit as part of your consideration are:
The ORSP and the college leadership reserves the right to make the final decision in instances where the journal is indexed elsewhere.
Note that we will consult the following websites that provide information on misleading indexation services and predatory journals and publishers.
The Walden Library liaison librarians can assist you in identifying a journal in which to publish, determining the journals impact factor, and verifying the journal is not predatory.
Contact the Walden library liaisons at firstname.lastname@example.org .
NEW AS OF FEBRUARY 2018
To simplify the RDS application we have created an online submission process. The link below will take you to an online application that will allow you to select relevant fields from drop-down menus, enter individualized text responses, and upload supporting documentation.
Instructions about how to complete the online application are provided in the form itself; however, to make the process smoother, following are materials/information you might want to have ready to complete the online application:
Once the form has been submitted you will receive an automatic reply confirming receipt of your application, which will include the RDS tracking number for your application (RDS-2018-PUB-XX).
Although RDS applications will no longer be accepted by email you are welcome to contact email@example.com with questions about your RDS application, and the RDS program in general. If inquiring about a specific RDS application, please reference your RDS tracking number in your email.