The words “publish or perish” are familiar to those in the academic world. As part of its mission to provide quality professional development experiences, the Graduate School has engaged the services of George Thompson, a veteran of the publishing industry, to offer our graduate students tips and techniques on how to navigate the publishing process, whether it is for journal articles or books.


We invite all graduate students, particularly those in their first year of a doctoral or terminal degree, to come to a public presentation by Mr. Thompson.

  • What? Introduction to Academic Publishing
  • Where? Graves 118
  • When? Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm

Kindly email Dr. Cathy Pagani ( by October 10, 2018, if you would like to attend. Please put “Publisher-in-Residence” in the subject line.

 > Watch the presentation videos: 2018 | 2017



We also offer individual one-on-one sessions with Mr. Thompson where you can discuss your work. Mr. Thompson will assist you formulate a timeline and develop strategies to publish your research. Please come prepared with a specific topic in mind.

  • What? One-on-one session with our Publisher-in-Residence
  • Where? 151 Rose Administration Building
  • When? 45-minute timeslots on Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 17 2018
  • How? Reserve your spot online by clicking here.


The University of Alabama is one of few schools to offer this type of opportunity to its graduate students. We hope that you will decide to join us!


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