Academic Publishing: New Perspectives

Tuesday 9th August, 10am-6pm, C1 & C2 in Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling

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This one-day event will guide participants to understand and develop new approaches to academic publishing in the Arts and Humanities. The schedule combines talks from invited experts with practical sessions to introduce, discuss and evaluate key skills and contemporary practices in academic publishing. Sessions are themed around the following core topics, with an emphasis on useful tips and techniques for postgraduate students:

  • Current practices and future models of peer review
  • Academics’ experiences of editing and reviewing
  • Tips and guides: how to be a successful reviewer and editor
  • Introduction to open access platforms and initiatives
  • Preparing work for publication
  • Postgraduate perspectives on academic publishing

Speakers and Session Leaders:

  • Nick Canty (Information Studies, University College London), Co-Investigator on the AHRC Academic Book of the Future research project and former commissioning editor and publisher.
  • Dr Gillian Tasker (Publishing Scotland), Book Marketing Manager at Publishing Scotland and former Editor in Chief at Cargo Publishing.
  • Dr Stephen Burn (School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow), Reader in English Literature who has published and edited academic books and articles on contemporary fiction, and regularly reviews fiction for the New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement.

The event is co-funded by SGSAH, and travel bursaries are available for postgraduate students within Scotland – see the SGSAH guidance on travel and subsistence for more details.

The event is free to attend, but registration is essential:


10:00 Registration
10:30 Welcome
10:45 Altmetrics for Scholars – What Are They and How Do They Work?
Nick Canty (UCL Centre for Publishing, University College London)
11:45 Break
12:00 Open Access: What it Means For You
Dr Betsy Fuller (Information Services, University of Stirling)
13:00 Lunch (provided)
14:00 Editing: Tips and Techniques
Dr Gill Tasker (Publishing Scotland)
15:00 Scenarios: Anticipating the Academic Book of the Future
Prof Claire Squires and Dr Simon Rowberry (University of Stirling)
16:00 Break
16:15 Dr Stephen Burn (School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow)
17:15 Close



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