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Trends in Scholarship & Research

Alkek Library is pleased to host this University Lecture Series sponsored event on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Please join us for a discussion of importance to researchers and scholars.  This event is free and open to Texas State University and the surrounding communities.

Limited seating is still available for the Lunch n Learn session. RSVP to .


Part I - Research Publishing Strategies: Options, Opportunities, and Obstacles


Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication at the University of Utah, is a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen Blog and past president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. He is a popular speaker on subjects related to the future of scholarly communication and research libraries. Mr. Anderson will provide an interdisciplinary presentation on research publication strategies including traditional publishing avenues, Open Access options, author/publication charges, and how to watch out for predatory publishers.

Join us if you have asked yourself any of the following questions:

  •  Is academia changing how it views scholarship and peer review?
  •  What are some strategies for increasing the impact of my research?
  •  Can Open Access publishing hurt my career?
  •  How do I identify a quality journal to publish in?
  •  How much should I care about the impact factor?

Wittliff Gallery, 7th Floor, Alkek Library

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.


Part II - Understanding Discipline Norms in Terms of Publishing, Peer Review, Open Access, Data, Metrics Lunch & Learn

Join us for Lunch to participate in an in-depth discussion with Rick Anderson and a panel of Texas State

University academic administrators and faculty on discipline-specific publishing issues and trends including:


  • Texas State University’s view on scholarship and peer review
  • Open Access Publishing
  • Identifying quality journals in my discipline
  • Handling solicitations by publishers (possible predatory publishers)
  • Tried and true strategies for increasing the impact of my research


Panelists Include:

Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Provost

Dr. Caitlin Gabor, Biology

Dr. Wes Jennings, Criminal Justice

Dr. Rodney Rohde, Clinical Laboratory Science

Dr. Patricia Shields, Political Science


ALK 105/106, Alkek Library

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Limited seating is still available for the Lunch n Learn session. RSVP to .