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El Rio: A Student Research Journal


Welcome to CONED 400: Fundamentals of Academic Publishing. This website contains everything you need to know to produce El Rio, CSU-Pueblo's student research journal.

Class schedule

CONED 491: Fundamentals of Academic Publishing will meet on the following dates in the Buell Communication Center (BCC) 103M.

Class Meeting



Week 1

  • Review the syllabus
  • Academic journals and open access
  • COPE guidelines
  • Group work and expectation agreements
  • Journal profiling

Week 2

  • Journal management and editorial roles
  • Introduction to peer review
  • Peer review by discipline
  • OJS orientation
  • Mock peer review exercise
  • Conduct peer review*

Week 3

  • Professional communications
  • Developing tutorials
  • Return decisions to authors

Week 4

  • Introduction to copy editing
  • Copy editing conventions by discipline
  • Copyediting exercise
  • Continue developing tutorials and chapter content

Week 5

  • Introduction to layout editing
  • Layout editing exercise

Week 6

  • Layout editing in practice
  • Layout articles

Week 7

  • Indexing, discoverability, and archiving
  • Marketing and readership
  • Marketing collateral
  • Keywords exercise

Week 8

  • Presentations