Teaching Scientific Publishing Literacy as a Special Topics Course
In this lightning talk I will share my experience developing and teaching and one-credit special topics course for graduate environmental science students, exploring issues in scholarly, scientific publishing. The first part of the course focused on the process of choosing a journal and getting a peer reviewed article published, while the second part explored issues like open access, research impact, data sharing, controversies, and the future of scientific publishing. The course was structured with weekly readings, discussion board posts and student-led discussions. I will explain how I pitched the idea and got buy-in from the department chair to create the course. I will also share my experience with teaching for credit for the first time as a librarian. Plans for the future will also be discussed.