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Demystifying Journal Selection and Scholarly Publishing for Medical Researchers

Location: online

Faculty: Rachel King, Online Services & Scholarly Communications Librarian, Cooper Medical of Rowan University

Learning objectives: 

  • Evaluate a journal's reputation and impact
  • Identify opportunities and funding resources for those wanting to publish their work in open access venues.
  • Avoid predatory journals.

There are many factors for researchers in the biomedical sciences to consider when choosing a journal for their research. Prestige and impact have always been key, but now there are additional factors—for example, the ability to make work open access (OA). OA publication means that the article is free to all readers, potentially amplifying the article's influence and reach. But how does one find reputable publications? And what about the steep fees (called APCs or article processing charges) that are often required to make work free to readers? This workshop, designed for medical researchers—in particular, students and faculty at Rowan's medical campuses—will give attendees a clearer understanding of the academic publishing landscape. Topics covered will include: the nuances of OA publishing, appraising journal impact and reputation, learning more about potential OA funding opportunities (including those provided by Rowan University Libraries), and avoiding predatory publishers. Whether you are a first-time or seasoned author you will walk away with the information you need to find the most appropriate venues for your work.

Skill levels for attendees: Little to no experience

Software requirements: None

Event Details:

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rachel King
Online via WebEx
Scholarly Communication
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