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. 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!
This ONLINE workshop is co-sponsored by the Grad Center at Penn
Fall 2021 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 September through November, tune in to live virtual sessions covering citation management, impact metrics, promoting your work, selecting the right publishing venue, fair use, and more. Find the full suite of publishing workshops online and register to attend.
You may also want to review our Services for Authors guide.