Venue: will be announced
Time: 09.00 - ca. 17.00 h (incl. 1 h lunchbreak)
Trainer: Tetyana Lyaskovets, PhD
Participants: max. 12 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 1 CP within the structured research training programme of the Research School
The humanities and social science academic journals accept on average twenty percent of papers submitted for publication. This seminar will not only inform you on why it is so, but also help you develop skills necessary to get pieces of your writing finished and published. It will bring you closer to a successful publication in English by taking you through the stages that authors go through as they prepare their manuscripts, send them to the editor, respond to feedback from reviewers, and, if necessary, resubmit their articles. Participation in the seminar will help you answer the following questions:
• Why publishing? Why not publishing?
• Why do editors reject articles?
• Why do reviewers reject papers?
• What does a rejected paper tell us?
• How do I meet the editorial objectives of the journal?
• What are the criteria of a good article?
• How do I present my manuscript?
• What is the review process?
• What is the production process?
• How do I respond to feedback from the journal?
After the participation in the seminar, you will feel more confident with
• defining your writing goals;
• finding and targeting the right journal;
• drafting a synopsis or an abstract of your paper;
• writing a focus statement section of your paper;
• editing your paper for consistency and economy of style;
• articulating implications of your research;
• advancing your literature review from the summary to authorization stage;
• communicating with the journal editors and reviewers.
During the seminar, you will participate in hands-on activities that will result in your finding the right journal, writing an abstract of your paper, and drafting the first page of your paper.
Tetyana Lyaskovets holds a PhD of Purdue University (USA) in Comparative Literature. She worked for several years at Purdue University as research assistant and postdoctoral lecturer. She taught courses on comparative literature and scientific writing. She regularly publishes articles in English language journals.