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					Tips on listing publications in your resume

There are many industries where publication of your own work is a
critical part of your career development. As professionals in industries
that require us to actively publish research studies, essays, articles,
textbooks, etc. we have to find ways to account for such publications on
our resumes. There are a number of things to consider in respect to
publications as you develop your resume.

First, ask yourself how relevant the publications are to your career
objective. If you have recent publications that support your career
objective, make sure to create a separate heading on your resume and list
the publications in reverse chronological order. Follow the AP style when
listing your publication, omitting your name from the listing if you were
the only author of the text, as that is implied. Do not list publications
that do not support your career objective on your resume; while they may
be helpful to mention to your potential employer via a cover letter, it
is not necessary to take up space on your resume with information that is
not directly impacting to your career. If you have submission in
progress, or are working on texts that you know will be published at the
later time, and they support your qualifications for the job, include
them on the resume under a sub-heading of “submitted to (publication
name)” or “to be published in (publication name)”. However, if you decide
to include works in progress, be certain that they will get published at
some point in the future. This is mostly critical for freelance magazine,
newspaper or creative writers; do not list every article you have
submitted for publication, unless you are certain that it will get

If your list of publication is fairly extensive, do not dismiss it
completely from your resume. You want your employer to know that you have
either published or are in the process of publishing your work. You
should create a section within your resume dedicated to publications.
Don’t go overboard with the number of publications you list on your
resume. List three to five publications, in reverse chronological order
in this section. This will give your employer an idea of your work, the
publications and audiences you have reached. At the end of your
publication listing, include a statement that tells the employer a
complete listing of publications can be provided upon request. In your
professional summary, or cover letter, you can indicate the total number
of publications you’ve had in your career. Create a separate document
that includes a complete listing of your publications, following the ASP
style. You should make sure that the list of your publication credits
other authors properly, as well. You should have a print out of this
list, along with your resume that you can bring to any job interview, or
forward to the hiring manager at their request. In addition, if asked
about your publications, offer your potential employer a copy of any of
your articles for their review (although if given the appropriate
reference information, your employer, if interested, will be able to
locate your publications on their own).

Overall, disclose any information about publications if it supports your
career objective and highlights your qualifications for the job. Review
the information you list carefully and make sure that names and dates of
publications are correct – even minor mistakes can raise questions about
your credibility.