Congratulations, you've completed your research, wrote it up, and now you're ready to publish!
But perhaps you have some questions about your rights as an author and how to choose a journal or other publishing venue. Maybe you're considering publishing in an Open Access journal, but aren't sure how to evaluate a journal's quality. This guide serves as an introduction to these publishing topics and can be helpful for any researcher whether you're a student publishing their first paper or an established researcher.
“Predatory” publishing, especially in the health sciences, is a growing concern and avoiding it is crucial to a researcher’s career. It is important, though, not to oversimplify what constitutes predatory practices. While using tools like “blocked” or “approved” lists helps researchers avoid predatory publishers, these lists can reinforce power dynamics that exclude marginalized, non-western viewpoints. Come to this session to learn how to balance publishing in high quality journals while staying aware of the biases in scholarly publishing.
When: Oct 20, 2020 during Open Access Week
What: A virtual "hands-on" workshop open to all
Where: <details to come>
Questions? Contact scholcomm [at] ucsd [dot] edu
This guide covers the following areas of academic publishing: