Writing for publication workshop series

Eligibility: SSESW research students in the final year of their research degree Professor Brian Paltridge

  Professor Brian Paltridge

Day: Thursdays, August to October (check below for exact dates)
Time: 5–7pm
Venue: Room 458, Education Building A35
To register, email:

Workshop synopsis

Writing for publication is a course offered by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work for research students in their final year of candidature. The course is made up of a series of two hour workshops. The workshops are held on Thursdays from 5 to 7pm.

The aim of the workshops is to mentor research students in the writing for publication process. By the end of the course, all students will be expected to have submitted an article for publication to an international peer-reviewed journal in their area of research.

To undertake this course, students must have an article they will be able to work on during the workshops, and be willing to present their work to the group for discussion and feedback.

Students will form writing groups where they will read and provide each other with feedback on their work. The course sessions will be a mix of input, discussion, and peer-feedback on students’ texts. Topics and dates will be as below. Students must commit to attending all of these workshops.

Workshop timetable 2018

  Thu 5-7pm Topic


2 August

Writing for academic journals


9 August

Targeting academic journals


16 August

The shape of journal articles


23 August

Workshop I


30 August

Writing the literature review


6 September

Writing the methods section


13 September

Writing the results section


20 September

Workshop II


4 October

Writing the discussion section and conclusions section


11 October

Writing abstracts, titles of journal articles


18 October

Responding to reviewers’ reports


25 October

Publishing from your PhD

To register for these workshops, or for further information, contact Professor .

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