Pisa, Italy

LEARN-SMA 2: Communication and research. The professions and processes of academic publishing

online course
when 13 June 2022 - 24 June 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 500

The two-week course is digitally hosted by the Museums of the University of Pisa (SMA) and tailored to the needs of graduates of any discipline interested in a career in academic/educational publishing.
What are the professions involved in academic publishing? What are the processes behind designing a scientific volume (in terms of contents, page design, budget and royalties, distribution)? How is a scientific volume produced (writing, copy-editing, translation/language editing, design, images and charts, bibliographies, indexes, the creation of digital contents)? How is a scientific book marketed and distributed?
The course revolves around these and related questions, by relying on the experience of experienced instructors from a variety of fields: managing editors of both commercial publishing companies and university presses, the editors of scholarly journals, business consultants, copy-editors, translators and language editors, designers, researchers, and the creators of digital contents.

The school will be entirely held online, via Microsoft Teams.

Course leader

Prof. Anna Anguissola

Target group

Graduate students and MA/MSc holders of all disciplines, interested in a career in academic publishing.

Course aim

The course aims at providing a broad overview of the processes involved in academic publishing.
Participants will learn how a book is designed and produced, as well as the legal and economic aspects behind its distribution.

Fee info

EUR 500: Tuition fees.

NOTICE: Discounted tuition fee of 250 euro for UNIPI Master's, postgraduate and PhD students.


Available. Please write to the coordinator for further details.

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