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Publishing is an integral part of academia, but the publishing world can be intimidating and difficult to navigate for graduate students. Whether you’re writing an article or preparing a dissertation manuscript for publication, the Graduate Writing Lab can help you!

If you are looking for general publication help, check out these downloadable handouts about book proposals and publication.

Publishing a Journal Article

Publishing a Book

Online Seminars and Panels

How To Turn Your Dissertation Into a Book – On April 6, 2016 the Graduate Writing Lab hosted a special event for aspiring authors: a panel discussion on the topic of “How To Turn Your Dissertation Into a Book.” Representatives from top university presses – editors Philip Leventhal (Columbia University Press), Priya Nelson (University of Chicago Press), Jennifer Banks, (Yale University Press), and Heather Gold (Yale University Press) – provided an inside perspective on the nature of academic book publishing. These editors work with authors from nearly every field within the social sciences and humanities, from Anthropology and Psychology to Comparative Literature, Film Studies, and Religion. Philip, Priya, Jennifer, and Heather shared advice on how to revise a dissertation into a book, pick an academic press, contact an editor, prepare a book manuscript and much more. You can watch the one-hour panel on the Yale channel by clicking here.

Preparing to Publish – Preparing a scientific manuscript for publication is an important step in your career. Join Dr. Anjelica Gonzalez (Biomedical Engineering), Dr. Jo Handelsman (MCDB), Dr. Elsa Yan (Chemistry), and Dr. Vivian Irish (MDCB) as they discuss the professional decisions involved in preparing and submitting an article for publication. Watch part 1 and part 2 of this panel on the Yale channel.

The Graduate Writing Lab offers workshops dedicated to publication every year. Check our email newsletter for information about upcoming workshops!