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Faculty Research Series panel discussion focuses on finding the right publisher

The Faculty Research Series co-chairs Pamela Winfield and Mina Garcia hosted a panel discussion “Finding the Right Fit for Your Scholarship” on Nov. 15. The panelists focused on choosing the right publisher for the right audience and personal experience and advice for writing and publishing. 

The Faculty Research Series co-chairs Pamela Winfield and Mina Garcia hosted a panel discussion “Finding the Right Fit for Your Scholarship” on Nov. 15.]

Faculty Research Series

The panelists focused on choosing the right publisher for the right audience and personal experience and advice for writing and publishing. 

Toddie Peters, professor of religious studies, spoke about her current book publication issues, provided advice about whether to hire a book agent, and talked about how important it is to decide on a personal path to scholarship. Karen Yokley, associate professor of mathematics, provided insight concerning scholarly impact and about impact factor rankings. She discussed acceptance rates for journals and identified the right journal for a scholar’s research topic.

Finally, Betty Garrison, business research librarian, defined so-called predatory publishers as scam opportunists who charge fees to publish quickly then offer none of the expected publisher services like peer-review or archiving for preservation.

Betty Garrison,
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11/20/2017 10:35 AM