Event title:

'Publishing and Reviewing in International Journals' - Research Governance Seminar

Event details

Thursday, April 19, 2018
10:00 - 16:00
Workshop size:

Event description

The University’s Research and Innovation Team would like to open up this seminar to PGR students. All staff and students involved in research are welcome to attend.

Date: 19th April 2018

Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Lunch included)

Room: To be confirmed when your place is confirmed.

Ref: LDRES412/1

Intended Audience: Research-active staff (inc early career) & PhD students

This workshop will guide authors through the process of writing and reviewing papers for international journals. Based on the presenters' large experience of writing, editing and refereeing papers the workshop will attempt to give guidelines for the nature of papers published and the content of each section in a paper in order to help authors succeed in publishing. We will discuss:

  • the process of creating a paper;
  • the nature and attractiveness of the title and the contents of the Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion sections;
  • the features looked for by editors;
  • the way of presenting information to make the paper more citable, valuable and attractive;
  • why papers may be rejected outright by international peer-reviewed journals;
  • citation indices and impact factors;
  • the means of choosing referees, the role and responsibility of referees, the way to referee a paper and the ways to help the editors;
  • the role and responsibility of the editors;
  • the process of publishing a paper from submission to appearing in print;
  • how to referee papers and the process and the importance of refereeing.

The workshop will be accompanied by a powerpoint presentation which will be available to participants. The workshop will be of value to researchers from all disciplines especially to young researchers and those less-experienced in publishing their work. The workshop will be interactive and give the participants the chance to pass on their experience so it is hoped that some colleagues with more experience of publishing and refereeing will also take part.

Professor Mike Elliott has published more than 260 scientific articles and authored or edited 17 books and proceedings. He is a Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science and on the Editorial Board of several other journals.

  • Online bookings will close on Monday 16th April. You will be informed of the room by email. Please make sure the email you provide is correct, otherwise you will clearly not receive notification of the room nor confirmation of your booking.

With kind regards

Jackie McAndrew

Public Engagement and PGR Experience Specialist

The Graduate School



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