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Academic Publishing Demystified

Academic Publishing Demystified

This guide has been developed specifically for graduate students who wish to learn more about academic publishing.

The videos and resources provided on this guide are informed by a research project that gathered feedback from graduate students about what academic publishing topics are easy to learn about, and which are difficult to learn about. We also talked to faculty mentors to gather their feedback and expertise.

Please use the links on the left hand side to explore videos and associated resources that respond to common questions and concerns raised in our focus groups.


Interested in learning more about the publishing timeline shown in the video? Head here to get a closer look at our timeline. 

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If you still have questions after reviewing this guide, or if you just need someone to talk to about scholarly publishing, don't hesitate to contact us!


We gratefully acknowledge funding from the University of Calgary's Teaching and Learning Grants program.

We would like to thank all of the graduate students and faculty members at the University of Calgary who participated in our focus groups and helped shape the content of this guide.

Team members:

Principal Investigator: Christie Hurrell 
Co-Investigators: Susan Beatty, Jennifer Lee, Caitlin McClurg, James Murphy
Research Assistants: Dana Cramer, Jenna Kardal

Videos created by Jenna Kardal using scripts created by the research team. Voice overs by Merran Carr-Wiggins.

Any comments or questions about this guide, or the research that informed it, can be directed to Christie Hurrell.


Unless otherwise noted, content is this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License