Abstract While traditionally information systems (IS) students graduated then published, today they often publish before they graduate. While publishing seems yet another student burden, it can be a useful learning experience, raise motivation, provide helpful feedback, help grant and job applications, and give student and advisor a common focus. That research publishing is an extra demand suggests the need for a support tool. The research publishing checklist: 1. Chunks knowledge into elements for easier handling. 2. Grounds elements with practical examples and summary statements, and 3. Structures the elements in academic format for easy location. It can be used not only in student advising, but for new authors in any context, whether conference, journal or book chapter. The checklist is available at http://brianwhitworth.com/researchchecklist.pdf.