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Publishing Symposium: Everything you need to know about scholarly writing and publishing

Are you interested in publishing your academic work, extending the reach of your research, and developing your online presence?

Join us for a one-day Publishing Symposium, Friday, February 1, 2019 in room 7010 at the Bennett Library in Burnaby.

Register for one, two, or all three workshops below and get everything you need to prepare to publish and share the word about your research.

Preparing to Publish

Graduate students are always encouraged to publish but often without really knowing what that means or how to start. This workshop will focus on navigating the peer review process and will also touch on the topics of open access, working with an editor, and co-authorship.  It will include a discussion of copyright transfer agreements and licenses and provide insight into publishing venues for assuring your research has the best possible visibility, accessibility, and impact.

A few questions this session will help to answer:

  • How does the publishing cycle work?
  • How can you assess potential publishing venues?
  • What is peer review and how can you respond to reviewer comments?
  • What rights can you retain to your published research?
  • What are predatory publishers and how can you avoid them?

Upcoming Workshops

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

What's Your Impact?: An Introduction to Measuring the Impact of Your Research Within and Beyond the Academy

Who is looking at your research and how can you measure it? Find out more about research impact – what it is, how to measure it and how to leverage it. This session will help you:

  • understand what is meant by research impact,
  • become familiar with the different types of research impact metrics,
  • know the tools available to calculate research impact.
  • and devise a strategy to increase the impact of your own research activities.

Upcoming Workshops

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

Building an Online Academic Presence

This workshop will look at the big picture and context for developing your online academic narrative: why do you want an academic presence? How do you get your work out there? The workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to tools for privacy, social media, and auditing and building your online academic portfolio. You will learn about ORCID, ImpactStory, ResearchGate, and other networking and academic profile websites. We will help you evaluate and successfully use the appropriate tools to promote your research and professional experience.

Note: Bring your own fully charged laptop.

Upcoming Workshops

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 2:45pm to 4:00pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons


February 1


10:00am - 4:00pm


Room 7010, Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby