Let’s Demystify Journal Publishing: A Strategies Workshop for Graduate Students | GPLL282


Does publishing your research in a suitable journal seem impossible or mysterious? This hands-on workshop seeks to demystify journal publishing while equipping graduate students with publishing strategies that go beyond the basics of avoiding predatory journals and conferences. Participants gain practice evaluating potential journals, assessing author rights language in publishing agreements, and identifying what the journal editors are likely to look for in submitted manuscripts. As journal publishing strategies develop with practice and time, we conclude the workshop with where to go to find further help. Participants will be given choices regarding which learning objectives we will focus on. 

Learning Objectives

At the end end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify characteristics of predatory journals and conferences.
2. Evaluate journals based on trustworthiness, scope, open access or paywalled models, publishing timeline, and impact frameworks.
3. Understand the journal submission process, including what journal editors look for.
4. Analyze author rights language in publishing agreements.
5. Understand where to find additional help, including your supervisor or committee, librarians and resources on publishing.

Leaders Information

Dr. Rachel Harris is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Concordia University.


Event details

Workshop location

Sir George Williams

Start date

Thursday, April 11, 2024

End date

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Workshop days



From 13:00 to 14:30


Rachel Harris


Daniela Luiz Martin


10 / 25

Additional details

This workshop has a $25 non-attendance fee

Registration deadline

Monday, April 8, 2024

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