Publishing Academy

    About the Publishing Academy

    Publishing is fundamental to professional scholarly work. It’s important to make good judgments about the venues you publish in, negotiate the peer review process effectively, understand your rights as an author, and learn how to succeed in making the transition from research to publication.

    The Publishing Academy is a series of sessions designed to help students navigate the complex landscape of academic publishing. The graduate student cohort will participate in active online sessions led by campus faculty and librarians. Topics covered include citation impact metrics; copyright and licensing; traditional vs. open access publishing; writing for publication, selecting publishing venues; working through the peer-review process; and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues in publishing. The academy also features interdisciplinary panels, where tenured and early-career faculty share their publishing expertise and provide valuable guidance to new authors.

    The Publishing Academy is a collaborative initiative of the Graduate School and University Libraries.

    Why Should You Participate in the Publishing Academy?

    • Gain valuable knowledge, skills, and experience with the ins and outs of publishing.
    • Gain practical strategies, tools, resources to help you immediately.
    • Interact with publishing experts across campus to learn insights and best practices with publishing.
    • Cohort members who attend at least four of five sessions will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation.
    • Bolster your CV or resume to prepare for your job search.

    Spring 2023 Publishing Academy Schedule

    All sessions will be Mondays, 3pm-4:30pm. Spring 2023 sessions will be held remotely.

    Spring 2023 Publishing Academy Application Process

    Future Application Process

    We anticipate the next Publishing Academy to be held Spring of 2025. Please check back in November 2024 for further information. 

    Applying for the Publishing Academy

    All graduate students are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application form, students are required to have their graduate program director, faculty mentor, or chair send an e-mail to the Dean of the Graduate School, , and Director of Professional Development, Retention, and Success, , indicating approval of the student’s participation in the academy.

    Participation in the Publishing Academy will be limited and competitive, with priority given to a disciplinary diversity of participants. Students who are accepted into the academy and attend at least 4 of 5 sessions will receive a certificate.

    If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Michelle Rodems or 502-852-3110.