Find readings discussed in our workshop series and more in depth discussions by exploring these topics: 

Publishing Ethics

“An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing” (2018). Ethical Framework for Library Publishing. Paper 1.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Neiss, E. (November 15, 2016). “Recap–Fall Forum: How do we make publishing more inclusive?” [Blog Post].

Cumming, S. (2009). “Uncovering Hidden Gems: The Journals Online project at INASP”

Peer Review

Ross-Hellauer T. What is open peer review? A systematic review [version 1; referees: 1 approved, 3 approved with reservations]. F1000Research 2017, 6:588 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.11369.1)

Friesen, Rilla. (2018). The Past and Present of the Canadian Journal of History / Annales canadiennes d’histoire. Scholarly and Research Communication, 9(1): 0101275, 7 pp.

Jung J.,  Kim JI.,  & Yoon J.W. (2017) A practical approach to constructing triple-blind review process with maximal anonymity and fairness. In: D. Choi & S. Guilley (Eds.). Information Security Applications: 17th International Workshop, WISA 2016, Jeju Island, Korea, August 25-27, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 198-209. New York, NY: Springer. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56549-1)

Pourquié, O and Brown, K. Introducing cross-referee commenting in peer review, Development 2016, 143: pp. 3035-3036 (doi: 10.1242/dev.143198)

David Roy Smith; Will Publons Popularize the Scientific Peer-Review Process?, BioScience, Volume 66, Issue 4, 1 April 2016, Pages 265–266, 

Copyright Basics

Copyright Basics: Columbia University Copyright Advisory Services –

For access to CU resources on copyright including our Copyright Quick Guide, Fair Use Checklist, Permissions and Licensing guide and more.

Creative Commons Licenses

Strauss, Patricia. “It’s Not the Way We Use English”—Can We Resist the Native Speaker Stranglehold on Academic Publications?” Publications 2017, 5(4), 27; 



BISG Content Structure Committe Accessible Publishing Working Group. (2016) BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing. New York, NY: The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. Retrieved from

Ng, C. & Schofield, M. (2017). “A practical starte guide on developing accessible websites.” Code{4}Lib Journal, 37. Retrieved from

Check out tools and templates for Accessibility for more help in creating accessible PDFs,  websites, and more. 

Marketing and Impact

Impact Factor and Citation Metrics

Garfield Eugene. (2006) “The History and Meaning of the Journal Impact Factor” JAMA, vol. 295, n. 1, pp. 90–93. doi:10.1001/jama.295.1.90

Fortney, Katie, and Linda Suk-Ling Murphy. “Getting Found: Indexing and the Independent Open Access Journal.” Western Journal of Emergency Medicine17.5 (2016): 508–510. PMC. Web. 19 Oct. 2018.

Article-Level Metrics: A SPARC Primer

Altmetrics: A manifesto

Open Access

Antelman, Kristin. “Do Open Access Articles Have a Greater Research Impact?” College & Research Libraries News, 2004, vol. 65, n. 5, pp. 372-382.

Eve, Martin Paul. Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. doi:10.1017/CBO9781316161012.