Cynthia Coulter (Hudson County Community College),Chair and Gracemary Smulewitz (Rutgers University) Co-chair of the Research Committee, presented a seminar entitled, “Fostering Research Success: Getting Published, Collaborating, and Winning Grants” with the gracious help of several Elsevier staff.
Morning experts included Elizabeth Perril, Executive Publisher at Elsevier, who gave a very detailed description of what to do and what not to do when trying to get your research published. Coming from the medical field, Elizabeth described her own experiences and then expanded to incorporate how any author, from any discipline, might approach the manuscript writing and promotion process.
Dr. John Buschman, Dean of University Libraries at Seton Hall University, added his expertise as Section Editor for the Journal of Academic Librarianship and as part of the Editorial Board of Library Quarterly. He gave great insight into what editors look for, what to avoid in a manuscript, and the protocol for submitting manuscripts to publishers. His experience as both author and editor was an invaluable additional to the panel.
The afternoon speaker was Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski, the Vice President for Global Academic & Research Relations at Elsevier. She gave a spirited review of what Team Science is, how it is being employed in the research world, and the trend toward research collaboration. Holly talked about the multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approach to research, and how a multi-faceted knowledge base can help better explain phenomena. She also spoke of conflict management within a team, the importance of accepting and understating different disciplines’ frames of reference and pyramids of importance, and time elements (both constraints and advancements) involved with researching as a group.
Please find their presentation slides attached below.
Research Committee Chair