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Getting Yourself Published: Mercian Collaboration Staff Development Group

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Doing something exciting and want to tell more people about it? Looking to share the results of your work based research? Or supporting staff and students with publishing and want to share ideas?

This event, for members of the Mercian Collaboration of Libraries, is aimed at all staff interested in publishing the results of their library research or projects, or who wanting to learn more about the process of formal journal publication. The two speakers, Yvonne Budden from the University of Warwick and Dr Will Farrell from the University of Leicester, will discuss:

  • an overview of the Library publishing field;

  • Ways of refining your message for publication and different kinds of authorship;

  • Tactics for choosing a journal, and

  • What happens after you've submitted your article?

Session Programme:

13:30 – 13:50 - Optional tour of the Main Library (please contact Yvonne Budden directly if you’re interested in a tour, contact details below).

14:00 – 14:10 - Welcome and Introduction

14:10 – 14:30 - Overview of Libraries and Archives Journals

  • This is the field, but…

  • … Another field might work better for your research

14:30 – 15:00 - What Are You Saying and to Who?

  • Different kinds of authorship and articles

  • Group/Individual Activity: Publication Workbook

15:00 – 15:15 - Refreshments and comfort break

15:15 – 16:00 - Choosing a Journal

  • Using Journal Citation Reports or Scopus to shortlist journals

  • Reading Journal homepages & instructions for authors

  • Group Activity: Journal matching

16:00 – 16:25 - What Happens Next?

  • Peer review, the publication process, open access

  • Promoting your work & Altmetric

16:25 – 16:30 - Wrap up and Close

Session Leaders: This session will be led by Yvonne Budden, Head of Scholarly Communications, University of Warwick and Dr Will Farrell, Research Information Advisor, University of Leicester.

Audience: All staff interested in publishing the results of their library research or projects, or who wanting to learn more about the process of formal journal publication.

Further enquiries: Please contact Yvonne Budden (y.c.budden@warwick.ac.uk)

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