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Research Dissemination Support: Publication RDS

Award Amounts

  • $1,500 for high impact articles published in peer-reviewed, indexed journals (such as SCOPUS index or PubMed index).
  • $750 for books, chapter books, and articles that don’t meet the indexing criteria.

Co-authored publications

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.

Awards per 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.

Author Affiliation

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:

  • Web of Knowledge
  • Web of Science
  • EMBASE (Exercpta Medica database)
  • PubMed
  • SCIE (Science Citation Index Expanded)
  • BIOSIS Citation Index
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • Ovid
  • EBSCO Information Services
  • ERIC
  • Chinese Science Citation Database
  • BioOne Abstracts and indexes.


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 .


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.


Apply for a Publication RDS


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:

  • APA style citation of the publication
  • Link to the article on the journal website
    • If the article/book was not published online, or information about the publication is not available online, you have the option to upload a copy of the article/book abstract.
  • Online link to the title page or “about the author” page of the publication to demonstrate evidence that your Walden affiliation is associated with the article/book.
    • If this information is not available online, you have the option upload a copy of the title page or “about the author” page from the publication.
  • Documentation of IRB approval (from Walden or another institution), if the publication was based upon research you conducted.
  • If the publication is not based upon research that you conducted, you will need to upload a brief explanation of how the publication relates to a research activity or concept, such as research mentoring, teaching a concept used to conduct research, analysis of current research trends, etc.

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 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.