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The empowered author: evaluating publishers, negotiating contracts, and navigating the scholarly publishing ecosystem

When you’re getting started as an author, it can feel like someone else is setting all the rules and that the way things work now is the way it has always been. But current scholarly publishing models have only been around for the past couple of decades, and authors have more agency than they often assume. This is a workshop about the process of being an author, about getting published and getting the rewards of being published, while sharing the benefits of your research with as broad an audience as possible. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on activities you will learn about methods to:

  • evaluate publishers, avoiding “predatory” journals and scams,
  • analyze and negotiate publication contracts, and
  • increase the reach of your work outside of traditional publications.

This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR credits.

Some tasks may be performed online; bringing a laptop is recommended but not required.

This room is wheelchair-accessible. Workshop slides and other materials can be provided in digital or print format. Please contact the presenters (elena.feinstein@duke.edu, paolo.mangiafico@duke.edu) if other accommodations would be helpful.

Friday, March 22, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus
RCR Workshop   Scholarly Communications  
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Event Organizer

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Paolo Mangiafico


Scholarly Communications Strategist and Co-Director, ScholarWorks Center for Scholarly Publishing

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Elena Feinstein