Dear Graduate Students,


On Tuesday, March 3rd,  the Mason Libraries and Elsevier are sponsoring a workshop Academic Publishing for Grad Students from 4-6 PM in the Gateway Library Instruction room.  Details about the event are below, and a flyer is attached.  Registration is required at this site: .


Title:           Academic Publishing for Graduate Students

Who:            Presenters will include a journal publisher, George Woodward, Elsevier, and two journal editors from Mason, Daniel Menasce, Computer Science and

Regan Petrie, Economics.

Format:        The publisher is the main speaker, and the editors will share their own experiences as well as offer insights about publishing, the peer review process, etc. during the Q&A session.        

When:          Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 4 – 6 PM

Where:         Instruction room in the Gateway Library (in the Johnson Center

Sponsors:      Elsevier Publishing and the Mason Libraries


Snapshot of topics to be covered:

·         Finding the right publication for your article 

·         Expectations for the peer review process (speed, feedback, etc.)

·         Why you were rejected and how to deal with it

·         What you need to know about open access publishing

·         Ethics


Elsevier will provide light refreshments for attendees.  


Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for sharing this information with interested parties.





Theresa Calcagno

Asst. Head, Fenwick Research Dept.

Engineering Librarian

George Mason University


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Claudia Borke

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