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LEARN-SMA 2: Communication and research. The professions and processes of academic publishing


NOTICE: the Summer School has to be cancelled for this year.

Should it be held in 2023, new dates and new application deadline will be published in October 2022.


The two-week course is digitally hosted by the Museums of the University of Pisa (SMA) and tailored to the needs of graduates of any discipline interested in a career in academic/educational publishing.
What are the professions involved in academic publishing? What are the processes behind designing a scientific volume (in terms of contents, page design, budget and royalties, distribution)? How is a scientific volume produced (writing, copy-editing, translation/language editing, design, images and charts, bibliographies, indexes, the creation of digital contents)? How is a scientific book marketed and distributed?
The course revolves around these and related questions, by relying on the experience of experienced instructors from a variety of fields: managing editors of both commercial publishing companies and university presses, the editors of scholarly journals, business consultants, copy-editors, translators and language editors, designers, researchers, and the creators of digital contents.

The school will be entirely held online, via Microsoft Teams.


The course aims at providing a broad overview of the processes involved in academic publishing.
Participants will learn how a book is designed and produced, as well as the legal and economic aspects behind its distribution.

Who can apply

Graduate students and MA/MSc holders of all disciplines, interested in a career in academic publishing.



Program Intensity



Admission Requirements

BA/BSc in all subjects. Priority will be given to MA/MSc holders and to doctoral students.

Required Documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page)




500 euro

NOTICE: Discounted tuition fee of 250 euro for UNIPI Master's, postgraduate and PhD students.

Pay fees by Debit/Credit Card or PayPal online using the following form filling it with all the required data:

PagoPA - Payment Form 


  • International students without Italian Tax Code: please tick the box 'Anonymous' in order to disable the field 'Italian personal ID/VAT number'.
  • Please type your NAME and SURNAME next to the pre-filled text of the field 'Reason'
  • Please select 250 euro in the field 'Amount' only if you are a UNIPI Master's/postgraduate/PhD student
  • Please pay only after receiving the admission letter


Please write to the coordinator for further details.


13 - 24 June 2022


30 April 2022


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