Introduction to Scholarly Communication – A series of 5 short online webinars

Who should attend?

The webinar series Introduction to Scholarly Communication is aimed at those who have recently started their career in journal publishing or who are considering a career within the industry. Their experience may be in editorial, sales, marketing, or content management roles, but the course will also be valuable to people working in other roles such as finance, web publishing, and technology, or customer service. Experience has shown that participants at the start of their careers can benefit tremendously.

Scope of the course

Lectures will be provided on all aspects of journal publishing. From the history of scholarly communication, through production, dissemination, sales, finances, ethics, bibliometrics, and much more. In addition, non-publishing-specific topics like cultural awareness, presentation skills, and negotiation will be covered. The curriculum would consist of 5 sessions
each session will be approx. 50 minutes for the lecture and then 10 – 20 minutes for discussion

Tuesday 21st September 2021
8:30am US EST, 1:30pm BST, 2:30pm CET

1. The basis of academic publishing.
a. History
b. Why are we doing this?
c. Types of publications
d. Who are the actors within academic publishing?

Wednesday 22nd September 2021
8:30am US EST, 1:30pm BST, 2:30pm CET

2. Quality control
a. Quality control (peer review) is such an important part of academic publishing.
b. Basic concept and why
c. Different types of peer review
e. New developments

Thursday 23rd September 2021
8:30am US EST, 1:30pm BST, 2:30pm CET

3. Publishing models and current developments
a. Reader pays
b. Author pays (Open Access)
c. Developments Projekt Deal, Plan-S, Publish & Read agreements
d. Other new developments
a. Workflow
b. XML / structured texts

Wednesday 29th September 2021
8:30am US EST, 1:30pm BST, 2:30pm CET

4. Bibliometrics
a. Fundamentals
b. Citation analysis
c. Impact Factor
d. Other metrics
e. Aggregators

Thursday 30th September 2021
8:30am US EST, 1:30pm BST, 2:30pm CET

5. Ethical publishing
a. Talk about authorship. Who can and can’t be an author?
b. Unethical publishing behavior
c. COPE / ICMJE / Publishers resources
e. (Short overview of) Copyright CC-BY licenses
g. Agreements & similar (short)
a. portals
b. Developments here (Koko Foundation – PubSweet)
c. Dissemination aggregators

Events Terms and Conditions

Where an event has registration fees, cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.