Writing for publication workshop series

Eligibility: faculty MPhil, EdD, DSW and PhD students in the final year of their research degree Professor Brian Paltridge

  Professor Brian Paltridge

Day: various Thursdays, March to October (check below for exact dates)
Time: 5–7pm
Venue: details will be provided upon registration
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Workshop synopsis

Writing for publication is a full-year course offered by the Office of Doctoral Studies for faculty research students in their final year of candidature. The course is made up of 13 two hour workshops spread over two semesters. 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 2014

  Thu 5-7pm Topic


13 March

Writing for academic journals


10 April

Targeting academic journals


24 April

The shape of journal articles


8 May

Workshop I: The Introduction


22 May

Writing the literature review


12 June

Writing the methods section


26 June

Writing the results section


7 August

Workshop II: The Introduction


28 August

Writing the discussion section


11 Sept

Writing abstracts, titles of journal articles


25 Sept

Workshop III: First full draft


9 October

Responding to reviewers’ reports


23 October


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