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.
An introduction to academic publishing, this slide presentation provides an overview of publishing options, a discussion of open access publishing, and a selection of resources and tools to assist in evaluating which is right for you.
This presentation covers benefits and challenges associated with leading academic sharing outlets--e.g. Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Humanities Commons, arXiv, and Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons--and explores key considerations, including potential costs, copyright and permissions, and impact measurement.
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.
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.
The Penn Libraries in collaboration with the Grad Center offers a slate of workshops to support your publishing process. From citation management to online profiles and scholarly sharing platforms to approaches to writing book reviews, from choosing a journal or publisher that serves your scholarly goals to ethical approaches to research. You can find a full list of our "Support for Publishing" workshops" on the Libraries workshop calendar. Most our spring workshops continue to be online via zoom. Register in advance to receive the zoom link for each workshop.
Follow the links to register, for more information, and to receive Zoom link:
Introduction to EndNote: Managing Your Citations
February 15, 11-12 Judith Currano
Getting Started with Mendeley: Organize and Cite
February 16, 11-12 Rebecca Stuhr
February 17, 11-12 Shannon Robinson
Responsibly sharing your scholarship: what exactly is a Creative Commons License, and why should you care?
Tuesday, March 15 2:00-3:00 Christine Weller/Rebecca Stuhr
I finished my Dissertation, Now What?
March 28, 2:00-3:00 Rebecca Stuhr
Introduction to Data Visualization
March 30 2:00-3:00 Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez
Introduction to Online Profile Services
April 4 2:00-3:00 Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez
Raising the Visibility of your Scholarship through Scholarly Platforms and Measuring Your Impact
April 5, 1:00-2:00 Rebecca Stuhr and Richard James
Dissertation and Copyright
April 11, 1:00-2:00 Christine Weller
Ethical Dissertation Writing: Reuse, Permission, and References
April 12, 2:00-3:00 Judith Currano
Spotting Red Flags for Low-Quality Journals
April 14, 2:00-3:00 Richard James
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.