POP Meetings for Spring 2014

Hello POPers!

During the past academic year, POP has undergone some leadership change.  Tara stepped down as president to finish up her dissertation! (You go girl!)  New president, Frank Merksamer, is a doctoral candidate in English, making POP ever-more interdisciplinary!

POP had only one meeting last fall, during which a spring schedule was set.  This spring, POP will meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.  Locations will vary, so keep on the lookout via Facebook (“like” Publish or Perish) and the website!

The first meeting took place last week, on Wednesday, February 4th, at the Joe.  Dr. Lydia DeFlorio, a professor in the College of Education, shared her experience when looking for a journal in which to publish.  She had a great handout (DeFlorio_How to find a journal) and some great advice!  Handout illustrates what it can look like to:

  • Find a list of journals in your discipline (can sometimes be found via Google)
  • Narrow down based on journal title
  • Narrow down based on acceptance rate
  • Narrow down based on fit for your article
  • Make notes in document about journals

Other great advice from Dr. DeFlorio:

  • To get more publications, work on 3 at a time (one project/study in process, one being written for a top tier journal, and one for a middle tier journal)
  • Network for tips and tricks from professionals who successfully publish
  • Find a journal while writing an article
  • Know what your institution looks for in terms of publication. Some questions may be:
    • Are presentations equal to publication?
    • How many articles should I publish yearly? In a 4-6 year span?
    • Do top tier journals count as two publications?
  • And finally, teaming up can help you stay accountable during the publication process

For more tips, tricks, and advice from professionals, please join us at upcoming POP meetings!  We look forward to seeing you there and commend your dedication to scholarly work!

Updated April/May Meeting

The April 25 meeting has been rescheduled for the following Thursday (May 02, 2013)


From 5-6 pm, POP will host its final spring semester meeting at the Little Waldorf restaurant on N. Virginia street (across the street from campus).  We will be celebrating a highly productive semester by honoring the research and publication achievements as well as all of the new skills POP members have developed. In addition, if you are interested in POP leadership positions, we will discuss future POP goals and fall semester officer reorganization opportunities. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided.

We look forward to celebrating with you and enjoying the final spring meeting. For more information, contact Tara Madden-Dent at taramaddendent@gmail.com.

See you then.


March 28th Publish or Perish Meeting

Excellent conversations about posters and presentations last night.

Congrats to POP member, Gina Akao and her new book, “Tales of a Law School Dropout”.  To follow her blog or purchase her book, check out www.ginaakao.com.


Also, good luck to Anna Treacy who will be presenting her poster next week in Texas.  Keep POP posted about how it goes.

If you couldn’t make it to this month’s Publish or Perish club meeting, a PDF of our Powerpoint is provided here. Please contact Tara Madden-Dent if you have anything to add to the Powerpoint or if you have any questions about the Powerpoint at taramaddendent@gmail.com.

Hope to see you all at this semester’s last meeting: Thursday, April 25th at 7pm.

Check out our facebook at: http://on.fb.me/10Iis0s

Keep up the great work POP’ers.  Publication rates are increasing and your contributions are fascinating! 

POP PDF: April 25

POP Ppt: April 25


POP’s March Meeting – Thursday, 28th @ 7pm

POP’s March theme is all about Posters & Presentations. poster

Do you have a poster that you have presented or are about to present at a conference or academic event? Bring it with you to the Publish or Perish meeting to discuss what works and what to avoid when presenting.  Afterwards, if you would like to loan your poster to the College of Education, they might showcase it in their hallway poster gallery.

Join us Thursday, March 28th at 7pm in the William Raggio Building (room TBA).

For any questions, contact Tara -POP President, at tmadden@unr.edu.

8 Grant Writing Tips & Tricks From the Pros



8 Grant Writing Tips & Tricks From the Pros

  • 1.  Commit to a writing group.

(make sure is a good-fit for you and for them, trustworthy, committed)

  • 2.  Review & edit as many grants as you can

(get involved- you’ll learn the process, strategies, & main industry pros)

  • 3.  Know the RFP and follow it exactly.

(you want happy reviewers.  Happy reviewers = better chances)

  • 4.  Focus on the Narrative – “Make it excellent”.

(hook the reviewer’s attention and show significance of your work)

  • 5.  Contact the program officer and confirm any questions.

(avoid annoying them, but seek guidance and clarify ambiguities)

  • 6.  Budget Narrative is critical.

(it’s all about the money, so tell a story, describe how you determined that budget, & the significance for the budget)   “Sell your plan”

  • 7.  Determine author order & author roles very early.

(avoid future conflict and set clear expectations and author roles)

  • 8.  Agree to structured timelines & benchmarks.

(commit to your group’s timeline and finish early before application is due)

For the full POP club PowerPoint presented during the February meeting, email POP President, Tara Madden-Dent at taramadden1@gmail.com.

Next Publish or Perish Meeting:

  • Date:  March 28th, 2013    Room:  William Raggio Building, room: TBA   Time: 7 pm
  • Theme:      Conference Presentations & Papers + a Writing Workshop
  • Any interested attendees in the writing workshop are encouraged to email Tara (taramadden1@gmail.com) and share their writing, poster, or presentation interests.
    • Tara will introduce like-minded POP members before the workshop (via email)  who have similar goals and might want to discuss possible coauthor or co-presenter opportunities.