The scholarly publishing landscape has grown exponentially in size, scope and complexity within the last decade. Since the number and type of publishing outlets have exploded, researchers now need to consider practical and ethical issues such as predatory journals, open access, preprints, publishing data and sponsor obligations when making publication decisions. Further, these issues may be compounded by interdisciplinary research collaborations. Presenters will provide an overview of the contemporary scholarly publishing landscape and the different components. They will also help researchers identify key questions to ask during different stages of the research process, highlight differences that may bear on interdisciplinary collaborative projects, and provide resources for more information and support.
In this workshop, participants will:
- Learn about the different components of the scholarly publishing landscape and their importance in decision-making about publication.
- Identify key issues and disciplinary differences for each component, and practical and ethical considerations for each.
- Learn about resources available to support researchers effectively and efficiently navigate the landscape.
Exline, Eleta; Poworoznek, Emily; and Condon, Patricia, "Demystifying the Scholarly Publishing Landscape" (2021). University Library Scholarship. 125.