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 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.
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.
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.
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. Many of our fall workshops continue to be online via zoom but several are being offered in person at the Graduate Center. Follow the links below for full information. Register in advance for each workshop.
Follow the links to register, for more information, and to receive Zoom link for online workshops:
Dissertation and Copyright
September 22, 1:00-2:00 Christine Weller
Ethical Dissertation Writing: Reuse, Permission, and References
September 28, 1:00-2:00 Judith Currano
Getting Started with Mendeley: Organize and Cite
October 3, 1:00-2:00 Rebecca Stuhr
Facilitating Research Reviews -- Covidence
October 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm Maylene Qiu and Frank Campbell
Introduction to EndNote: Managing Your Citations
October 11, 1:00-2:00 Judith Currano
Introduction to Data Visualization
October 12, 1:00-2:00 Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez
October 13, 11:00-12:00 Joanna Thompson
Open Educational Resources
October 26, 2:00-3:00 Joanna Thompson
International Open Access Week
Introduction to Online Profile Services
November 2, 1:00-2:00 Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez
Where to Publish for the Health Sciences
November 8, 1:00-2:00