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Thursday, June 7, 2018

New APA member benefit: Tuition discount to Force11 Scholarly Communications Summer Institute.

Dear DAVID,
We invite all members of the American Philosophical Association to attend the FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Summer Institute (FSCI2018) hosted by the UC San Diego Library, July 30–August 3, 2018, at the MET building on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA USA.
The APA has partnered with FSCI to offer a $150 tuition discount to all APA members. If your membership is current, visit the APA Member Discounts and Savings page to access the discount code. Please note: You must be signed in to the website to access this page. If your membership is not current, join or renew today.
Since the advent of the web, scientific and scholarly communication has been in highly disruptive phase. There are new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, new ways of measuring and demonstrating success, new challenges and pitfalls. These are topics that cross disciplines and are applicable to researchers at all career stages. For academics and researchers, understanding and succeeding in this environment is of crucial importance. The purpose of this summer institute is to address the changes and give participants the skills and tools they need to thrive in this new environment.
Instructors include some the top researchers and thought leaders from scholarly and scientific communication and publishing. Course topics range from an introductory overview to advanced offerings in collaboration, reproducibility, the public humanities, research mentorship, and others.
All levels of participants, from absolute beginners to advanced at scholarly communication, will find courses of interest. If you are a scholar/researcher, student, or anyone else who participates in scholarly communication, you will benefit from attending FSCI.
  • Inside Scholarly Communications Today
  • Reproducible Research Reporting and Dynamic Documents with Open Authoring Tools: Toward the Paper of the Future
  • Collaboration, Communities, and Collectivities: Understanding Collaboration in the Scholarly Commons
  • Community, Collaboration, and Impact: Open Scholarly Communication for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Building an Open, Fair, and Sustainable Information-Rich Research Institution
  • Data in the Scholarly Communications Life Cycle
  • The Basics and Beyond: Developing a Critical, Community-Based Approach to Open Education
  • Research Reproducibility in Theory and Practice
  • The Art of Transforming a Research Paper into a Lay Summary
  • Open South: The Open Science Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Pre- and Post-Publication Peer Review: Perspectives and Platforms
  • Detection of Questionable Publishing Practices: Procedures, Key Elements, and Practical Examples
  • Open Data Visualization – Tools and Techniques to Better Report Data
  • Public Humanities as Scholarly Communication
  • Integrating Wikidata with Your Research and Curation Workflows
  • How Much Does Open Access Cost? A Hands-on Approach to Tracking and Analyzing Article Processing Charges
  • Publishing Reproducible Code and Data: A Hands-on, Bring-Your-Own-Code Course
  • Opening the Research Enterprise: Partnering to Support Openness in Grant-Funded Faculty Research
  • Implementing Software Citation
  • Mentoring the Next Generation of Open Scholars: Approaches, Tools, and Tactics
  • Structural Biology: A Prototypical Case for Publishing Big Data
Register online today and be sure to use the discount code listed on the APA website (login required) to claim your $150 discount.
We hope you will be able to attend!
For more information, visit our website or contact Stephanie Hagstrom, 1-858-534-1219.