Demystifying Journal Submissions: A Guided Tour to the Changing Landscape of Scholarly Publishing

May 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Jonathan McCall, M.S., communications director, Duke Forge

Presented by Community of Scholars, Jonathan McCall will help demystify the publishing process—from the nuts and bolts of manuscript preparation to the nuances of the review process – highlighting practical issues that are often learned the hard way by first-time authors. A communications professional with more than 14 years of experience guiding scholarly works into print, Jonathan will address a number of issues essential to successful publication, including:

  • How to manage the role of being a first/corresponding author
  • Journal selection; understanding impact factors
  • Dealing with the complexities of submitting a viable manuscript (including open access options)
  • How to manage responding to review and resubmission
  • What are preprints, and what are their advantages and disadvantages
  • Managing datasets and complying with data access policies; the concept of the dataset as the publishable unit
  • Avoiding predatory publishers
  • Copyright/intellectual property, and implications for authors

This 1.5-hour session will include both lecture and discussion, allowing ample dialogue regarding different publishing scenarios that a new scholar might encounter. 

Participants may bring their lunch

Registration is required and limited to the first 25 who register.


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