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Getting Started in Scholarly Publishing

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm

This session is primarily designed for graduate students – particularly doctoral students – who need to produce peer-reviewed journal articles as part of their degree programs, or as part of a balanced CV in preparation for employment post-graduation. Participants will receive instruction on the evolution of the scholarly publishing model as well as an overview of author publishing concerns. In addition to lecture time, the session will include hands-on activities in which participants will create an individualized, multistep action plan for turning one’s research into a submitted article.

Session topics:

  • Overview of scholarly communication
  • Introduction to the Open Access movement       
  • Using library resources to locate possible journals in one’s field
  • Understanding author publishing agreements
  • Production of an individual action plan


Prerequisites: Familiarity with one’s research interests/agenda

Presenter: Walker Library’s Education Librarian, Dr. Karen Reed

Location: Walker Library, LIB 264A (Instruction Classroom)