Registration: Publishing research findings in the Humanities and Social Sciences (writers of English intending to publish in scientific journals) - all

Venue: FNO 01/135
Time: 09.00 - 17.00 hrs (incl. 1 h lunchbreak)
Trainer: Prof. Dr. Monique Dorang
Language: English
Participants: max. 12 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 1 CP for the doctoral training programme of RUB-RS Certificate


This workshop is of particular interest for researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are writing to publish in English language journals.


Course description

In the process of becoming academic writers, junior researchers seek a sound understanding of the requirements towards scientific writing which result from the expectations of scientific communities and journal editors. Doing so is all the more relevant, as journals propose a variety of publication formats. Also, reporting research findings in the Humanities and Social Sciences is frequently dedicated to informing public debate and, thus, writing for readers across the disciplines. This course provides valuable insight into existing conventions and offers tools and strategies to meet expectations.


Participants learn to recognise the structure and organisation of research papers, practice achieving greater efficiency in the writing and self-editing processes, and learn to professionalise and appreciate peer feedback as a beneficial routine in academic text production.


Themes and activities will include:

  • submitting a draft for peer and trainer feedback
  • relating reader expectations to text genre
  • understanding the structure and organisation of research papers
  • practising the Writing Process Approach
  • rationalising the drafting and revision processes
  • building one’s argument and testing it
  • theme-focused peer and trainer feedback
  • developing author responsibility and reader focus
  • writing under guidance and with trainer feedback

Note for participants

Prior to the workshop, you will receive a “Call for Texts” requesting you to submit a sample of your own academic writing. This writing sample will provide the basis for peer and trainer feedback during the workshop. On Day 3, you will again be invited to write a text, in order to put the skills practised to use. For this second text, you will equally receive trainer feedback on language and style.


Requirement concerning English language skills

To benefit from this workshop, participants should have achieved the English level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and be progressing toward level C2. The CEFR self-assessment grid may be found at:


Professor Monique Dorang, PhD, is a trainer and consultant for academic writing and publishing. She conducts workshops for graduates and research supervisors in collaboration with higher education development institutions, research centres, and foundations. She also provides analytical editing and personal counselling for science research writers.

Date: 20.–22.02.2019

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