• Workshop

Ethical Dissertation Writing: Reuse, Permission, and References

This session, led by Judith Currano, the head of Penn’s Chemistry Library and former chair of the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Ethics, will examine ethical norms surrounding the reuse and documentation of your own and others’ previously-published work in your dissertation. Graduate Students have priority for registration.

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February 16, 2023, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Graduate Center at Penn
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Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
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We will have a candid conversation about ways in which you can determine whether you require permission to include reprinted material in your dissertation and look at a few different workflows for requesting permission and documenting the fact that permission was granted.  We will also briefly touch on the subjects of including collaborative work in your thesis or dissertation and post-thesis publication of your Penn research.  Finally, we will examine some reference management systems that you can use to keep your references organized and accessible and format your dissertation in the style required by your department.  While this workshop may not give you all the answers (these are complex subjects that frequently toe the line between ethics and copyright law), it will definitely help you ask the right questions!

Spring 2023 Support for Publishing Workshops
This workshop is part of a series hosted by the Libraries in collaboration with the Grad Center at Penn. Each workshop focuses on an element of the publishing process. From February through March, in person and virtual sessions covering citation management, impact metrics, promoting your work, selecting the right publishing venue, fair use, and more. See the full suite of workshops to support you as you make progress toward your publishing goals. Check back to keep track of new workshops added to the list.