Thursday, October 17, 2013

SLA Toronto Presents: Guide to Getting Published & The Future of Publishing - Nov 14th, 2013

Hello Everyone!

Check out this interesting event from SLA Toronto!  Getting published is a great way to stand out while job searching, especially if you are interested in Academic Special Libraries!

Register here(Registration closes November 8, 2013 at midnight)

Publishing the Future Today; Authors of Tomorrow
A half-day seminar organized by Emerald Group Publishing Limited in collaboration with SLA Toronto
When: Thursday 14 November 2013, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (registration at 5:30pm)

Where: ING Direct Presentation Room, CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON (Very close to Bathurst subway station)

Registration fee: $20 members of SLA Toronto, THLA, and OLA-SLC | $30 nonmembers | $10 students & unemployed

The pressure to publish is greater than ever.  Still, despite the growing number of publications and digital channels open to researchers, identifying the right publications is also increasingly difficult. This seminar aims to enable all aspiring authors to ‘research their research’, and provide an improved understanding of the modern publishing market from one of the leading publishers in its field. It will also, through expert commentary, equip attendees with the latest information and trends in higher education, corporate learning, and public sector research. This seminar and panel discussion will include hot topics including elearning, journal metrics, and publishing ethics.

6:00pm - Emerald’s Guide to Getting Published

The Guide to Getting Published is based on Emerald’s experience of working with the editors of almost 500 books and journals for academics and practitioners, and provides insight to help new or potential authors give their papers the best possible chance of acceptance and publication. As part of its commitment to actively supporting its authors – existing and future – the Guide is aimed at helping authors progress successfully through the various stages, from pre-submission of the manuscript, to revision and, finally, publication.

Specifically the session will include:
  • Understanding the people involved throughout the publishing process
  • Advice for authors on preparing and submitting articles
  • Understanding the review process
  • How you can publish in the top journals – understanding journal rankings
  • How can you increase the profile of your research?
  • Research methodology
  • Utilizing social media and new technology
  • Overview of resources available for authors.
7:00pm- Panel session: ‘The Future of Publishing’

Recent technological and social changes have challenged the nature of the relationship between research and publishing and created new possibilities for collaboration. In an open discussion, developments such as Massive Open Online Courses (or ‘MOOCs’), digital scholarship, and article-level metrics will be debated, and linked to how libraries can facilitate knowledge sharing in these areas.

Areas for discussion include:
  • ‘The future of publishing’ – digital scholarship, social media and elearning
  • Developments in Open Access publishing
  • Latest trends in Canadian research
  • Journal rankings lists; traditional citation metrics (WOS /Scopus) vs. altmetrics
  • Publishing ethics
  • How these various factors translate to the role of the librarian
About the Speaker

Simon Linacre, Head of Academic relations, Emerald Group Publishing, UK

The ‘Guide to Getting Published’ will be delivered by Simon Linacre, Head of Academic Relations at Emerald Group Publishing. He has worked for Emerald for over nine years mostly as a Senior Publisher, with specific expertise in running workshops, acquiring journals and managing Emerald’s relationships with Thomson Reuters (ISI), Scopus and other ranking organizations. Simon oversaw the number of Emerald’s titles ranked by ISI double in five years, and more recently, he has been involved in special projects regarding Open Access publishing and areas of publishing development. Simon is the most experienced person at Emerald in delivering publishing and research workshops, and has completed more than 50 of them in nine different countries. This has included prestigious institutions such as the University of Oxford, Manchester Business School and the University of Melbourne, and he was also Plenary Speaker at the 2011 IABC Conference in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Simon has also been published in peer reviewed books and journals – his academic profile can be seen here.

Panel speakers TBA.

Cancellation Policy
48-hour notice must be provided to receive a refund. If you register but do not attend, you will still be asked to provide the registration fee (with the exception of extenuating circumstances.)

Register here! (Registration closes November 8, 2013 at midnight)

Questions or comments? Contact the registrar for this event, Lola Rudin at lrudin @