VIRTUAL CCSN Research Methodology Workshop: Thijs Van Vlijmen (Elsevier) – “Academic Publishing in 2023 – Opportunities and Pitfalls”

March 20, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

“Academic Publishing in 2023 – Opportunities and Pitfalls”

Hosted by the Cognitive, Computational and Systems Neuroscience Pathway (CCSN)

Abstract: The academic publishing landscape is crowded. It can be daunting to decide where to publish, which journals to review and what to read. The list of journals appears endless, with one journal name often indistinguishable from another. Add to that the complexities of Open Access and we are left with an ecosystem that can be hard to navigate, even for seasoned academics. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the basic elements of academic publishing (editorial independence, peer review, Open Access) as an introduction to some of the pitfalls (predatory publishing, paper mills, citation cartels, reviewer manipulation). There will be ample time for questions on the topics of the workshop or anything else related to academic publishing. 

Bio: Thijs van Vlijmen is executive editor for psychology at Elsevier. He joined Elsevier after having worked for Springer Nature for 10 years and Taylor & Francis for 5 years in various editorial roles working on a broad range of research areas. Prior to that, he completed a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, focusing on Rab GTPases and their networks of connections.

Trainees are especially invited to ask questions about the process of getting rigorous research published or about pursuing a career in scientific publishing.

The workshop is open to anyone in the Wash U Neuroscience Community.

For inquiries contact Dennis Barbour.