IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 930: Your Dissertation and Your Rights: What All Savvy Grads Should Know about Publishing and Open Access Requirements - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Graduate Student Committee, Medieval Academy of America
Organiser:Rachel Gibson, Department of French & Italian, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Moderator/Chair:Caitlin Holton, Department of History, University of Guelph, Ontario

Increasingly, universities in the UK, EU, and North America require graduate students to make their research projects available online via Open Access. While there are many benefits to this it may also present challenges to future publications. This round table will bring together a range of experts, from publishing to academia, to discuss the process of successfully turning a dissertation into a book, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of online Open Access. We hope this session will raise awareness among graduate students and their advisors with regard to their publishing rights and how best to protect them.

Participants include Julian Deahl (Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden), Simon Forde (CARMEN: Worldwide Medieval Network), Stephanie Ireland (Oxford University Press), Caroline Palmer (Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge), and Leah Tether (Anglia Ruskin University).