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Find articles, books, and learning opportunities in physics and astronomy

Finding relevant conferences

  • Think. Check. Attend. - Follow this check list to help choose the right conference to attend and present your research.
  • Calls for papers can be found in the Conferences and Papers Invited section of Pivot.
  • Learn more about predatory conferences and publishers, watch: Inside the Fake Science Factory documentary presented at Def Con 26.

Choosing a journal


Consider if this is the right journal for your work:


Open access considerations:


Impact measurements:

Understand your rights as an author

  • Search SHERPA/RoMEO for the name of a journal to find out the publisher copyright policies.
  • Explore the Plan S Journal Checker Tool to find publishing options supported by your funder’s OA policy.
  • The Canadian Association of Research Libraries provides valuable information for authors, including the use of the Canadian author addendum to hold on to certain rights.
  • Creative Commons can be used to assign rights to your works, such as presentation slides.

Promoting your work


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