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 2017

  Thu 5-7pm Topic


3 August

Writing for academic journals


10 August

Targeting academic journals


17 August

The shape of journal articles


24 August

Workshop I: The Introduction


31 August

Writing the literature review


7 September

Writing the methods section


14 September

Writing the results section


21 September

Workshop II: The Introduction


28 September

Writing the discussion section


5 October

Writing abstracts, titles of journal articles


12 October

Workshop III: First full draft


19 October

Responding to reviewers’ reports

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

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