Understanding Impact Factor & Avoiding the Demon of “Perfection” – July 2013 Workshops

Dr. Kevin Omland (UMBC Professor of Biology), presents two seminar for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty on July 9-10, 2013 at UMBC, Commons, Room 331

Sometimes, trying to be perfect means that you never get those drafts off of your desk or off of your computer screen. What about submitting them for publication? Did you know that journal articles are ranked? Find out about the rankings and ratings of various journals.

Professor Kevin Omland has more than 50 publications, that have been cited more than 3000 times. Dr. Omland provides his lectures for our academic community. Faculty, Postdocs, and graduate students are welcome to attend. These seminars were initially sponsored by a grant from Universidad Metropolitana, in Puerto Rico as part of their faculty development initiative that utilized best practices from PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and the ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Project. Dr. Omland conducted the initial seminars in San Juan, Puerto Rico in May 2013. 

RSVP: Understanding Impact Factor – July 9: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/18197

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 9:30 AM – 12 Noon, UMBC, Commons 331

RSVP: Demon of “Perfection” – July 10: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/18198

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, UMBC, Commons 331

These July 2013 seminars at UMBC are part of the “Writing for Publication” workshop for graduate students. Graduate students who want to attend the entire workshop, which includes the lecture, must register: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/summer-2013-writing-for-publication-workshop-at-umbc-july-10-11/

 You do NOT need to be registered for the 2-day “Writing for Publication” event to participate in Dr. Omland’s  workshops. 

Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: http://renettatull.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull; https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull

3 thoughts on “Understanding Impact Factor & Avoiding the Demon of “Perfection” – July 2013 Workshops

  1. From the Impact factor workshop: I hope to get a better understanding of how impact factors are used and their relevancy to how one should proceed when publishing in a journal. From the workshop on Demon of Perfection: I hope to take away practical ways of avoiding this pitfall during my graduate career.


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