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- PUB 600: Topics in Publishing Management
- PUB 601: Editorial Theory and Practice
- PUB 602: Design & Production Control in Publishing
- PUB 605 Fall Project: Books Publishing Project
- PUB 606 Spring Project: Magazine/Media Project
- PUB 607: Publishing Technology Project
- PUB 800: Text & Context: Publishing in Contemporary Culture
- PUB 801: History of Publishing
- PUB 802: Technology & Evolving Forms of Publishing
- PUB 898: Internship Project Report
- PUB 899: Publishing Internship
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- PUB 101: The Publication of Self in Everyday Life
- PUB 131: Publication Design Technologies
- PUB 201: The Publication of the Professional Self
- PUB 210W: Professional Writing Workshop
- PUB 212: Public Relations and Public Engagement
- PUB 231: Graphic Design Fundamentals
- PUB 331: Graphic Design in Transition: Print and Digital Books
- PUB 332: Graphic Design in Transition: Print and Digital Periodicals
- PUB 350: Marketing for Book Publishers
- PUB 355W: Online Marketing for Publishers
- PUB 371: Structure of the Book Publishing Industry in Canada
- PUB 372: The Publishing Process
- PUB 375: Magazine Publishing
- PUB 401: Technology and the Evolving Book
- PUB 431: Publication Design Project
- PUB 438: Design Awareness in Publishing Process and Products
- PUB 448: Publishing and Social Change: Tech, Texts, and Revolution
- PUB 450: The Business of Book Publishing
- PUB 456: Institutional and International Event Planning and Management
- PUB 458: Journalism as a Publishing Problem
- PUB 477: Publishing Practicum
- PUB 478: Publishing Workshop
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Dr. Alperin’s advice for MPub students
Juan Pablo Alperin is an Associate Professor in SFU's Publishing Program. He is also the co-scientific director of the Public Knowledge Project, a multi-university research initiative, and the co-director of the Scholarly Communications Lab, an interdisciplinary group of Canadian researchers. We recently asked him to share a few insights with us. Here's our brief conversation including Dr. Alperin's advice for future MPub students:
What is your current role at SFU Publishing?
I am a member of the research faculty at SFU Publishing. I also teach two courses in the Publishing Program; PUB 411, which covers the different ways in which research enters society, and PUB 802, a seminar course on technologies.
What can you tell us about PUB 802?
PUB 802 is essentially a toolkit for thinking about how technology shapes everything in the publishing world. You think through issues and changes that are ongoing as well as their intersections with technology. You don't need any previous technological skills in order to succeed. Basically, the only requisite knowledge for taking the course is knowing how to use the internet.
What advice do you have for current and future MPub students?
My advice for MPub students is to think of the program as a place to develop their thinking, specifically in regards to publishing technology. The program enables students to face the ever-evolving environment and landscape within publishing. I hope that students are able to learn distinct ways to approach this change through the courses that we offer.
Dr. Alperin's advice for MPub students is not the only thing he had to share. As an active voice on issues concerning accessible research and public knowledge, he recently wrote an Op-Ed for Nature, a leading multi-disciplinary science journal based in London, England. Accordingly, his editorial discusses the impact of article-processing charges (APCs) in the publishing ecosystem in Latin America and the global south, at large.
Learn more about Dr. Alperin here.