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- ItemChoosing the best journal for your paper(2017) Hall, RobynWith thousands of academic journals to choose from, deciding where to submit a paper can be a daunting task. What journal is the best fit for your area of research? Which journals have the greatest impact? Should you consider open access publishing options? Which publishers should you avoid? This session will provide insight into these questions, while giving attendees an overview of tools that can help with finding and assessing journals, including Ulrichsweb.
- ItemHow do you solve a problem like scholarly peer review?(2017) Hall, RobynPeer-review of research literature might be the best method we have for vetting academic work for quality and legitimacy prior to publication, but it is far from perfect. This session is for anyone planning to submit work to an academic journal, act as a peer-reviewer, or who gives students assignments that require them to only use peer- reviewed articles. It will provide an overview of the history of peer-review as we now know it, addressing its weaknesses and faults while also detailing strategies and initiatives currently underway to improve upon and strengthen current practices.
- ItemWhat we can learn from the online graveyard of inactive undergraduate student journals(2019) Hall, RobynUndergraduate open access journals provide a valuable opportunity for students to disseminate their work online and begin to establish an academic footprint, while learning about academic peer-review and publishing processes first-hand. At the same time that these publications give direct benefit to students, however, many of these venues have come and gone over the last two decades, raising questions as to what it takes to keep a student journal going consistently long-term, as well as what to do with these publications once they have ceased production. Drawing on findings from an analysis of student journals that have been inactive for at least two years and that are hosted by North American university publishing services, this presentation investigates common reasons why student journals become defunct. In light of these findings, it provides insights into how current university journal hosting service providers and publishers can help ensure the continued existence of student publications moving forward. It also discusses best practices around what to do when a student journal is discontinued in terms of communicating to users that the journal is no longer accepting submissions, and strategies for providing long-term access and digital preservation of these works.