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Scholarly Communication Events

Our Scholarly Communication events are designed to provide an open forum for discussions of how research and scholarship are changing and for continuing University dialogue surrounding initiatives in scholarly communication.

If you would like to be notified of upcoming events, send an email to Meg Oakley, Director, Copyright & Scholarly Communication.

Past Events:

Scholarly Book Publishing

Monday, March 14, 2016

With speaker:
Jennifer Hammer, Senior Editor at New York University Press

In this talk, Ms. Hammer discussed acquisitions in her fields of religion, anthropology, and psychology and answered questions about university press publishing today. View this video for expert advice on the publishing process, from submitting your proposal to marketing your book.

Academic Presses and Scholarly Publishing

Friday, December 11, 2015

With speakers:
Elizabeth Ault, Duke University Press
Areas of Specialization: African Studies, Film, Television, and Media Studies
Sara Jo Cohen, Temple University Press
Areas of Specialization: Music, Literature, Sexuality Studies, and Asian American Studies

In this talk, two university press editors discussed acquisitions at their respective presses and answered questions about scholarly publishing. Joining the editors for the Q&A were Richard Brown, Director of Georgetown University Press, and Peter Ginna, who was Editorial Director of the trade division of Oxford University Press for ten years and who is now writing a book titled What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing, to be published by the University of Chicago Press.

Read more about the publishing process, from research to marketing your book, in our Scholarly Publishing Guide.

Assessing Impact: Altmetrics

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

With speakers:
Jacques Berlinerblau, Director, Program for Jewish Civilization and Professor of Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University
Rachel Borchardt, Science Librarian, American University
Blaise Cronin, Rudy Professor Emeritus of Information Science, Indiana University

Moderated by:
Richard Brown, Director, Georgetown University Press

At this symposium, our panel of experts discussed the questions facing faculty, administrators, librarians and publishers about how we can best measure the quality and impact of scholarship in a world where the way in which scholars and researchers communicate has evolved far beyond the printed book or journal article.

Read more about measuring impact.

Get It Right: Negotiating the Publishing Contract and Rights to Your Scholarship

Friday, April 24, 2015

With speakers:

Jan Constantine, General Counsel, The Authors Guild
Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor and Program Manager, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard University
Laura Leichum, Digital Publishing and Rights Manager, Georgetown University Press
and moderator Yianna Vovides, Director of Learning Design and Research, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)

In this workshop, our panel of experts provide practical advice on how to negotiate effectively with publishers and to preserve the rights you need as an author, educator and scholar.

Read more:

Academic Presses and Scholarly Publishing

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

With speaker:

Kate Marshall, Acquisitions Editor, University of California Press

In this talk, Ms. Marshall shared her experience and insights gained as an acquisitions editor and provided practical advice to authors about submitting book proposals and manuscripts to university presses.