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Navigating Scholarly Publishing (Duke Graduate Academy short course)

From publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal, to sharing research data through an open-access repository, or building a website for engaging broader communities in research, scholarly publishing can take many forms. What works best for your research and goals? How will you measure its impact? And how can your publishing practices advance equity and foster broad and diverse engagement?

This course introduces key aspects of modern academic publishing and its implications for how you plan and publish your own scholarly work. Topics we’ll cover include practical tips for authors such as tracking impact and ensuring discoverability, and broader considerations of the scholarly communication landscape, such as how dissemination and use of research intersects with publishing business models and copyright law. We’ll also consider ethical dimensions of publishing and steps you can take to avoid predatory publishing, protect and leverage copyrights, and encourage greater equity and diversity within your own scholarship and your field. As a central activity and outcome of this course, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to developing an actionable, concrete plan for a publishing project you’re already working on or would like to start.

Schedule & Format

July 10-14, 2:00-3:15 p.m. EDT (Zoom only)
GS990 (Section 19), Summer Session II
Interactive in-class discussions; readings, activities, and asynchronous discussion outside of class



Friday, July 14, 2023
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Digital Humanities   Digital Scholarship   Publishing   ScholarWorks   Scholarly Communications  

About Duke Graduate Academy

Duke Graduate Academy provides online short courses that introduce Duke graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows to skills, tools, and knowledge that augment their regular coursework and research. These short courses help emerging scholars prepare for high-level research, innovative teaching, leadership, and/or public engagement.

Courses in the Duke Graduate Academy cover topics not typically included in a graduate curriculum, or provide an intensive introduction for graduate students and postdocs who might not have the time or inclination to pursue a full course in a subject. Instructors are Duke faculty as well as highly trained Duke staff and Ph.D. students.

The Graduate Academy welcomes all current/active doctoral, master’s and professional students at any stage of their studies as well as all postdoctoral fellows. There are no prerequisites for any of the courses.

For more information about Duke Graduate Academy and other 2023 courses, visit https://sites.duke.edu/interdisciplinary/2023/02/21/register-for-duke-graduate-academy-short-courses-in-summer-2023/.

Event Organizer

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Haley Walton
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Paolo Mangiafico


Scholarly Communications Strategist, Duke University Libraries

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Will Shaw

Digital Humanities Consultant, Duke University Libraries

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Liz Milewicz

Director, The ScholarWorks Center for Open Scholarship