When writing a resume, it’s important that you list as much information as possible so that hiring managers want to give your application another read. If you’re in an academic field, you may have publication credits that show off your expertise and experience. Where do you put this list of publications, and how do you choose the best research and publications to include? Here’s what you need to know.
If in doubt, use MLA or APA style. You can use ResumeHelp’s resume builder to help guide as you write your resume and include your publications.
You will typically want to list at least three publications if you have a publications section. However, if you have specific industry journal publications that are extremely groundbreaking or interesting, you may have even just two. Unless the application is asking for an extensive history of your publications, you’ll typically want to cap your list of publications at six maximum.
If you have authored a piece that hasn’t been published yet, you may still list it on your resume. Use “(In press)” or “(Submitted for publication)” to acknowledge that while the article is written, it hasn’t been actually published yet. In your job interview, you can talk more about what your article is about and what research you’ve done for it.
If you did original research in order to write your publications, you can create a section called “Research” where you include this information. This will be mostly utilized in academic resumes, as most other resume formats will not require this type of in-depth knowledge about your work. Only include research sections if you feel like it actively helps with your application.