GPSC 440 Getting Published & Making an Impact - Science, Technology & Engineering


This workshop is targeted at graduates working in the areas of science, technology and engineering. A range of themes will be explored including the scholarly communications and publications processes, examining the routes to publication as well as the tools and strategies available to help you develop and inform your publication strategy, ensuring you target the most appropriate and high impact publications in your field. This session will also examine key models and metrics increasingly used to evaluate both your research and others.

This is a 90-minute workshop.
Rosarie Coughlan
Leader Biography:
Rosarie Coughlan is Information Literacy Librarian at Concordia University. Her responsibilities include developing and delivering instructional and research support to students and faculty. Before joining Concordia Rosarie worked as Research Support Librarian at the National University of Ireland, Galway; Liaison Librarian at Royal Holloway, University of London as well as Assistant Librarian at the UK Government Department DEFRA.

Professional interests and research include research performance measurement, scholarly communications, Open Access publishing and Information literacy.
Learning Objectives:
1- Understand scholarly communications and publications processes and techniques for determining what and where to publish.
2. Understand the routes to publication including traditional and Open Access publishing.
3. Develop an awareness and understanding of key research evaluation metrics, in particular citation metrics increasingly used in many subject areas to determine the reputation and performance of research output (yours and others), particularly important for tenure and promotion and when applying for research funding.
This workshop is recorded under the skill domain:
Strategic Communication
Target Skills:
Related skill domains:
Career Building
Research Management
/B1 Tue, Mar 4 2014 11h00-12h30 SGW LB 203 (inside the library)
/A1 Tue, Oct 15 2013 11h00-12h30 SGW LB 203
/B1 Mon, Mar 4 2013 10h00-11h30 SGW LB 203
Can't make any of the above dates? Let us know your preference and we will work with partners to see if alternative dates can be scheduled.
Suitable For:
All Streams
Workshop Capacity:
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/A1 25
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Remaining Spaces:
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/A1 17
/B1 15
Non-attendance Fee: $25        
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Master - AS1 - Geography, Planning and Environment
Most beneficial aspect: There were many aspects that I already knew, but I learned about the Impact Factor of journals as well as Open Access journals and repositories.
Master - AS1 - Applied Human Sciences
Most beneficial aspect: The content was interesting, important for the academic career and well explained.
Doctoral - AS1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: This workshop was very helpful. I felt that the instructor was very prepared and helpful. I would definitely recommend this for students who are interested in looking into publications.
Doctoral - AS1 - Education
Most beneficial aspect: Finding out about publishing process and criteria for identifying journals in line with the research.
Master - EN1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: Knowing about the overall process of publishing and also different resources related to it.
Master - EN1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: Introducing tools for each part.
Master - JM1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: Very concise and useful information.

Past Offerings

/B1 Tue, Mar 4 2014 11h00-12h30 SGW LB 203 (inside the library)    0/0
/A1 Tue, Oct 15 2013 11h00-12h30 SGW LB 203    8/25
/B1 Mon, Mar 4 2013 10h00-11h30 SGW LB 203    10/25
/A1 Tue, Oct 23 2012 10h00-11h30 SGW LB 203    21/23
/B1 Thu, Mar 8 2012 11h00-12h30 SGW LB 203    19/25