Open workshops on publishing for graduate students

The University Library is presenting a series of free workshops on publishing for graduate students.  Register for each workshop by clicking on the hot link of the title.

Tips on Publishing a Scholarly Book
Thursday, 2/6, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
This session, directed to graduate students and junior faculty in the social sciences and humanities, will discuss the process of publishing a scholarly book. Attendees will learn how to craft a book proposal, identify potential publishers, approach press editors, and benefit from peer review at a university press. Equally important, you will find out how to work with the publisher’s marketing team to promote book sales, compete for book prizes, and draw wide attention for their scholarship. Bring your questions–and get answers from two experienced publishing professionals!

Melody Herr, Senior Acquisitions Editor at the University of Michigan Press
Renée Tambeau, Director of Marketing and Outreach for Michigan Publishing and the Press.

Open Access Essentials
Tuesday, 2/18, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Want to make sure your published work reaches as many readers as possible? Interested in publishing in an open access journal, but aren’t able to pay a publication charge? Curious about why your funding agency is requiring you to share your research findings? This workshop will discuss the basics of open access and how the landscape of scholarly publishing is changing. Attendees will learn how to select appropriate publication venues, understand their rights as an author, and identify important trends in the larger publishing world that are relevant to their work.

Copyright and Your Dissertation
Wednesday, 3/12, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Copyright for the dissertation writer is not that scary, we promise! In this workshop we’ll cover data, images, and  reusing prior published articles in your dissertation.  We’ll also show you how to protect your copyright as an author and how to get permissions when necessary.  This session is specifically for those working on a dissertation or thesis.

Faculty Advice for New Academic Authors
Thursday, 3/13, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
A panel of faculty members from a range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences will discuss their experience as authors, editors, and reviewers in today’s academic publishing environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from faculty on topics such as:

    • how the peer review process works
    • what presses are looking for in book proposal
    • common methods for handling reviewer feedback
    • tips for successfully co-authoring materials
    • advice for fitting writing into a busy schedule
    • and much more!

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