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Publish Not Perish was created as a joint project of the University of Colorado libraries. This first version of this tutorial was researched and written by Christine Hamilton-Pennell and Robin Neidorf, through a contract with the University of Colorado library system, and published in 2006. In 2016, content was transferred and updated by a team of University of Colorado Librarians.

We used several methodologies to gather the information presented in this tutorial, including literature research, Q&A's with journal editors, authors and peer reviewers. A full bibliography of sources can be found in the References.

We would like to thank those who provided quotes throughout the tutorial. They include:

  • Elizabeth Cooperman is a member of the business faculty at the University of Colorado in Denver, where she directs the MBA program. She has published widely in finance journals and served as a peer reviewer.
  • Cindy Shamel, MLIS, is an independent information professional and author of many books and articles on research, information retrieval and information management.
  • Crystal Sharp runs an information consulting practice; she has published widely and is the co-author of a peer-reviewed article in the field of mental health administration.
  • Stan Soocher is Associate Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado at Denver. Stan is the long-time Editor-in-Chief of the monthly Entertainment Law & Finance.
  • Ed Vawter holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and has authored and co-authored many articles in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceuticals. He serves as a peer reviewer for the American Chemical Society.

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  • Miller, C. T., & Harris, J. (2004, January). Scholarly journal publications: Conflicting agendas for scholars, publishers, and institutions. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 35(2), 73-91.
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  • Nentwich, M. (2005, July). Quality control in academic publishing: Challenges in the age of cyberscience. Poiesis & Praxis, 3(3), 181-198.
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