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


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

Fall 2021 Support for Publishing and OA Week workshops

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 of our fall workshops continue to be online via zoom. Register in advance to receive the zoom link for each workshop.

Look for International Open Access Week 2021 Events.

Introduction to Online Academic Profile Services  
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 
1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Raising the Visibility of your Work through Sharing and Preprint Platforms  
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 
11:00am - 12:00pm 

Navigating the Sea Change: Editors and Publishers Explore Open Access 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 
4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Make Waves and Open Doors: Penn Scholars Explore Open Access Publishing  
Thursday, October 28, 2021 
10:00am - 11:00am 

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. 

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