Writing for Publication

Improve your research writing skills and have greater success with peer-reviewed journal publications in this live, online training.  This course interactive course is for participants halfway through their PhD, junior or more senior faculty, who are considering to publish, or experienced researchers who wish to publish more easily in quality peer reviewed journals.

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Improve writing skills for peer reviewed journals

Improve your research writing skills and have greater success with peer-reviewed journal publications in this live, online training.  This course interactive course is for participants halfway through their PhD, junior or more senior faculty, who are considering to publish, or experienced researchers who wish to publish more easily in quality peer reviewed journals. The course is open to a maximum of 16 participants.

Aim: This short, 4-session course, focuses primarily on the peer reviewed journal article. While also acknowledging other research writing, it considers issues before writing and how these elements are then reflected in actual published research articles in your disciplines. You will be asked to apply these considerations to your own proposed writing and research article.

Materials: There are two essential items needed for this course. Firstly, you need to select a journal article/s of your choice that you consider to be ‘well written’ and which is relevant to your research. Secondly, you will also need to bring a piece of your own research writing, ideally something you are currently working on, but it could also be a recently finished paper. Essentially, you need something you can reflect on, with a view to improving your own work after discussions in class on the themes below.

Participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire shortly before the course, and submit the paper they are working on for the trainer to get an idea of where they are at.

Outcome: You will be more aware of the expectations that research publication demands and will be able to identify more precisely how writers approach and deal with those expectations. The course recognizes that you have considerable experience of academic writing, but will make you a more aware writer in future.

About the Facilitator

Robin Bellers has been teaching academic writing for graduate students at Central European University in Budapest since 1999. At CEU Robin works with masters students from most departments, but most closely with International Relations, Political Science, Legal Studies, History, Nationalism and Mathematics departments. Robin has delivered outreach courses on academic writing for masters, PhD students and professional researchers. He has worked with faculty and PhD students in other countries such as Russia, Lithuania, Estonia (Art History) Holland (Sociology) and Myanmar. He has also taught numerous courses for professional researchers (economics) at the Hungarian Central Bank, and Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Social Sciences and Economics). Prior to coming to Budapest, he lived and worked in Spain, Portugal, Hong Kong, and Colombia.

Course Format: Live, Online

The course will be held on Zoom. Participants will be emailed a link to the course at least one day before the start of the course.

Additional information

Cancellation Policy

SciLink Foundation is looking forward to your attendance. We keep our classes to a limited size to maximise your learning potential. However, we also recognise that outside factors can affect your ability to participate in our courses.

To cancel your booking, our cancellation policy is outlined as follows:
– Cancellation within 14 days of registration – Full refund minus the booking fee
– Cancellation after 14 days of course commencement – No refund available

To cancel your booking, please contact our office via email at info@scilink.eu. SciLink Foundation reserves the right to cancel courses based on minimum attendance requirements, or other unforeseen reasons (e.g. sickness of the instructor). In the unlikely event that we need to cancel an event, we will make every effort to support participants with information prior to the course commencement. Participants will have the choice between credit towards the next available course, or a full refund minus booking fees. SciLink Foundation accepts no liability for costs incurred, including but not limited to, accommodation expenses, travel expenses and travel insurances.

Event Details

Start time: 09:00 CEST

End time: 17:00 CEST

Venue: Online - Zoom

Email: info@scilink.eu