This session will introduce and discuss the practicalities of academic journal publishing. Various means for choosing a target journal will be considered, as will the mechanics of writing an effective paper (including a summary of the aims of each section of an academic report). Strategies for dealing with reviewer comments will also be considered at some length and opportunity will be provided to look at the response-to-reviewer letters of experienced academics. Time will also be made available for questions.
Aimed atPostdoctoral Researchers
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ABOUT THE SESSION ITSELF: If you have any particular issues/topics you’d like me to cover in the session, things that are already troubling you or questions you’d like me to answer, please let me know in advance and I’ll do my best to help. Please email- Simon.D.Watts@uea.ac.uk
Otherwise, no advance preparation is required. All the online training sessions take advantage of the skills and academic experience of the presenter – gathered over too many years in my case(!) – as well as many useful tips and tricks-of-the-trade, to render potentially complicated and multi-layered academic tasks a little more simple. We hope you enjoy! The session slides and a session recording will be forwarded after the session, but I’d still recommend that you take some notes as we go along. It’s a sensible thing to do and too few students do it effectively.
Looking forward to seeing/hearing you all during the session…
Key learning outcomes
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Understand the process of book and book chapter publishing
- Understand the process of journal publishing
- Better identify a target journal (and the criteria for choosing that journal)
- Deliver high-quality research papers
- Respond effectively and constructively to reviewer comments
- Understand the rules of authorship
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