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 in the Publisher-in-Residence Program. Register for sessions below to learn 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 group session by Mr. Thompson. Our session will focus on those wishing to publish books as well as articles in refereed journals.

Where? Gorgas Library Camellia Room 

When? Wednesday, February 21st  

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Distance Learners –  Zoom link will be provided for those who register


We also offer individual one-on-one sessions with Mr. Thompson where you can discuss your work. Mr. Thompson will assist you in formulating a timeline and develop strategies to publish your research. Please be prepared to send the Graduate School a manuscript, draft, and/or your CV for Mr. Thompson when you register. 

What? One-on-one session with our Publisher-in-Residence

Where? In-person or virtual 

When? 45-minute time slots on Tuesday, February 20th – Thursday, February 22nd 


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!