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Services for Authors at the Penn Libraries: Introduction-Getting Started

Introduction

Navigating the publishing world—scholarly or otherwise—can be a daunting process because of the many considerations at play, and the often-times high stakes involved. This guide will help you identify key elements to explore in order to make an informed decision about where to publish your work.

 

Resources: Getting Started

New Slides for International Open Access Week 2023

poster describing move toward peer review of preprints

poster describing Penn Libraries support for open access

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Support for Publishing Workshop Slides

These slides are available as templates for teaching and workshops, or for learning more about the topic. Please contact your subject specialist for more information. 

 

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Open Access at Penn
You will find a definition of open access publishing, information about how the Penn Libraries supports it, and avenues for assessing journal quality. 2023

 

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Notes for Ethical Dissertation Writing 
This document represents a method of developing an ethical authorship workshop 

 

Title slide to Raising Your Visibility through Sharing Your Scholarship   


Raising Your Visibility Through Sharing Your Scholarship
This presentation covers the benefits and challenges associated with sharing your work on academic platforms both commercial and discipline specific. In particular, it provides information on pre-print platforms and their role in time stamping your work, making your research discoverable, and providing an opportunity for discussion among peer scholars. Link to script. Updated 2023

 

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Choosing Publishing Options for Medical Academics
An introduction to academic publishing tailored to the needs of academics in the medical field. These presentation slides include an overview of the publishing landscape, an exploration of open access publishing (along with potential costs and funding sources), and tools and resources for selecting a publishing outlet and evaluating scholarly impact. Fall 2022

 

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 I Wrote My Dissertation, Now What?
Designed for those currently writing a dissertation or who have recently completed one, these workshop slides provide an overview of important considerations, including: embargoes, submitting to ProQuest, copyright registrations, Creative Commons licenses, scholarly repositories, future publishing goals, etc. Link to script.  updated 2023

This is designed specifically for the New Bolton Veterinary staff and is a good example of how to personalize a workshop for your community. Provides information on warning signs, recommendations, and tools for determining quality. Spring 2023

This is similar to the Red Flags workshop above but for a mixed audience. Provides information on warning signs, recommendations and tools

Get in Touch

Beyond this guide, Penn Libraries' subject specialists are available to further assist in the publishing process. With expertise in identifying, evaluating, and assessing impact of journals, publishers, and scholars across the disciplines, our subject specialists are a useful resource for your publishing needs. 

Spring 2024 Support for Publishing workshops

Write Your Dissertation with LaTex and Overleaf!
January 24, 11:00-12:00
February 7, 12:00-1:00
March 12, 11:00-12:00
Research Data and Digital Scholarship Exchange, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (1st Floor)
Full workshop

Zotero 101
February 7 and March12,  11:30 to 1:00 GRADUATE CENTER AT PENN
Full workshop

Introduction to Data Visualization
February 16, 9:30-11:00
Full workshop

LaTeX Reference Management with BibTeX
February 13, 10:30-11:30
March 19,  1:00-2:00
Research Data and Digital Scholarship Exchange, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (1st Floor)
Full workshop

The Future of Sharing your Research? The Rise of Preprint Peer Review 
March 1, 12:15-12:45
Meyerson Conference Room,Van Pelt-Dietrich, 2nd floor
Short presentation and discussion

Podcasting as Scholarly Publications
March 15, 12:15-12:45 
Meyerson Conference Room,Van Pelt-Dietrich, 2nd floor
Short presentation and discussion

Predatory Publishing - red flags
March 22, 12:15-12:45
Meyerson Conference Room,Van Pelt-Dietrich, 2nd floor
Short presentation and discussion

Creating Podcasts and Penn: Recording and Editing 
March 27, 2:00-3:00
Ormandy Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich, 4th Floor

Demystifying Publishing
March 29, 12:00-1:00
Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich, 2nd floor
With Penn Press and Co-sponsored by the Wolf Humanities Forum 

Dissertation and Copyright 
April 5, 12:15-1:45
Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich, 2nd floor
Short presentation and discussion 

Author Contracts 
April 12, 12:15-12:45
Class of 1955 Conf. Room, 2nd Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich, 2nd floor
Short presentation and discussion

Data Storytelling: Communicate your findings and influence your audience
April 19, 2024, 12:14-12:45
Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich, 2nd floor 
Short presentation and discussion 

You Finished Your Dissertation, Now What? 
April 26, 12:15-12:45
Meyerson Conference, Van Pelt-Dietrich, 2nd floor 
Short presentation and discussion

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