Navigating the publishing world can be a daunting process for established and emerging scholars alike. Whether you’re preparing to publish a book or review, or working on journal articles or dissertations, Penn Libraries can help you make informed decisions about where and how to publish.
Services for Authors
The Libraries offers services for authors at every step of the publishing journey. Our team of subject specialists can offer customized recommendations in identifying, evaluating, and assessing the impact of journals and publishers across disciplines. Request a consultation or browse the Libraries’ online resources to start developing a publishing plan that suits your project and audience, choose the best journal or publisher for your work, and identify metrics and tools to measure the influence and scholarly impact of your publications.
The Libraries’ subject specialists, including a new dedicated copyright advisor, can also help you navigate the finer points of copyright, fair use, and open-access publishing. Learn how to retain your rights under copyright as you publish, increase the discoverability of your work, and use the Creative Commons licensing system to control the way you share your work. The Libraries also manages ScholarlyCommons, a freely-accessible repository for the scholarly output of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Get in Touch
Ready to work with us? To learn more about the Libraries’ services for students and faculty:
- Browse our online resources
- Request a consultation
- Connect directly with a subject librarian in your discipline
Spring 2021 Publishing Workshops
The Libraries is hosting a series of workshops this spring focused on various elements of the publishing process. From February to April, tune in to virtual sessions covering citation management, impact metrics, fair use, and more. Find the full suite of publishing workshops online and register to attend.