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

This event will be offered virtually due to Duke's Coronavirus-19 Events policy. Information about how to participate via Zoom will be sent to all registrants via email a few days before the event. Please contact scholarworks@duke.edu with any questions.


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.

Monday, April 6, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Scholarly Communications  
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Event Organizer

Paolo Mangiafico
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Elena Feinstein