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Introduction to Scientific Publishing

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Date: July 14, 2020

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Tuesday July 14, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT

Introduction to Scientific Publishing

Scientific publishing originated in the late 1600s with the publication of the first two scientific journals, the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and the Journal des sçavans. Today there are tens of thousands of scientific and technical journals, conference proceedings, report series, and other types of publications. This session will provide an overview of the current scientific publishing landscape, the peer review process, and tools that you can use to identify the journals and other publications in your field.

Presenter: Michael White is the librarian for research services in the Engineering & Science Library and the liaison librarian for the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy (Queen’s University). Prior to joining Queen’s in 2005, he worked as a librarian at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an engineering librarian at the University of Maine at Orono, and a science librarian at Loyola University Chicago. He earned an MLIS from the University of Michigan and BAH in history from Boston University. His research interests include bibliometrics, the history of science and engineering libraries, and patent information. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society for Engineering Education, Special Libraries Association, and Association of College and Research Libraries.


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