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How to Publish While in Grad School: Grad Student Workshop

Part 2 in the OGS Becoming a Strategic Scholar Series. Strategize, self-advocate, and negotiate ways for class assignments to become conference presentations, journal articles, book chapters, and even future dissertation chapters.

Support Professors in the Full Lifecycle of their Academic Research and Publishing

  • Key point: students participating in a professor’s research agenda are far more likely to be co-authors of publications that come out of that research and to branch off successfully into their own research and publishing
  • Find out what some of your favorite professors are currently researching, especially when this work is grant funded
  • See what publications in your field/specialization are grant funded: UberResearch Dimensions
  • Identify current and upcoming grant RFPs: pivot.proquest.com
  • Inform professors of relevant grant proposals and offer to help with RFPs if they are interested
  • Assist in academic literature scanning and review (e.g., a research bibliography in Google Docs)
  • Hone your academic citing, fact-checking, writing and editing skills
  • Become an expert in research data management planning
  • Offer to co-curate professor profiles (institutional repository, ResearchGate, Academia, ORCID)
    • Advertisement: workshop on academic reputation management
  • Determine and/or secure rights to distribute journal articles (Sherpa-Romeo, SPARC addendum)
  • Identify publication funding sources, especially for OA journal articles (OAD, PLOS, SPARC)
  • Activity: Think, Pair, Share: Which Parts of the Research and Publishing Lifecycle are Most Familiar to You? Which Parts are Growing Edges for You?