Faculty Research Forum: Scholarship and Publishing

Publication and dissemination of ideas, whether in the form of books or journal articles, is tied to the evolving world of academic publishing. Learn more about trends in academic publishing, including open access publishing, preprint servers and copyright protection. Explore the research and publishing lifecycle through the eyes of a University Press, and the experience of faculty with recent publications. Find out what subvention resources are available at Princeton when it is time to publish your next book.  

Presenters will include three colleagues sharing their experiences with scholarship and publishing along with their advice for new faculty.

  • Wendy Belcher, professor of comparative literature and African American Studies. Belcher recently published the best-selling writing workbook “Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success” in addition to other scholarly works.
  • Joshua Shaevitz, professor of physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Shaevitz has published in a variety of sources, from open access archives to journals with high impact factors.
  • Christie Henry, director of the Princeton University Press. Since 2017, Henry has led the Press in its ongoing evolution and adaptation to a dynamic publishing environment.

Forum topics will encompass several concerns, including those below, and any others of interest to attendees.

  • Copyright and retaining author rights
  • Princeton’s open access policy
  • Obtaining permissions
  • Publication subvention resources
  • Princeton University Press

Attendees will receive a free copy of “Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success.”


Zoom Virtual Session

Location: Zoom

Moderator: Karla Ewalt, Associate Dean for Research

Additional participants:

  • Wendy Belcher, Professor of Comparative Literature and African American Studies
  • Christie Henry, Director, Princeton University Press
  • Maureen Killeen, Manager for Finance and Administration, Art and Archaeology
  • Yuan Li, Scolarly Communications Librarian
  • Scott McGoldrick, Associate Dean for Finance, Office of the Dean of the Faculty
  • Joshua Shaevitz, Professor of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
  • Anu Vedantham, Assistant University Librarian for Research Services