Program Session

5 - Adventures in Scholarly Publishing: An Elective Course for M4 Students

Monday, May 29
10:55 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: 612

Objectives: The publishing division of (redacted) partnered with the Medical School to launch a student-run journal and developed a for-credit elective in scholarly publishing. Librarian colleagues across campus collaborated on the course design and delivery. This elective, open to all M4 students and required for editors, prepared students for leadership roles on (name redacted), a student-run, peer-reviewed medical journal.

Methods: We will provide an overview of the journal, including its origins, history, publication model and editorial policies, before devoting most of the presentation to the elective.

This week-long workshop is intended to introduce students to the major issues in medical writing, editing, and publishing, and is held twice per academic year. The elective content covered 4 main areas, including scientific writing, scientific data display, the standards for selection and editorial processes in scientific publishing, ethical issues in scientific publishing. Additionally, students established and worked to improve their online publication profiles, while learning about bibliometrics.

Course assessment details, including results of student evaluations, will be provided.

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Keywords: journal, scholarly publishing, medical education, ethics, publishing



Program Session

Rebecca Welzenbach

Director, Strategic Integration and Partnerships
Michigan Publishing
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Marisa Conte

Assistant Director, Research and Informatics
Taubman Health Sciences Library
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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