This course will focus on how to write and publish an article in a peer-reviewed journal. The course is recommended for candidates who are working on an early draft/outline of a journal article. It will take place at Thon Hotel Opera and Deichman Bjørvika 2 and 3 May.
This course will focus on how to write and publish an article in a peer-reviewed journal. Topics include:
- Characteristics of a publishable paper: novelty, framing, contribution.
- Formulating a research question suitable for the journal article format.
- Structuring your article.
- Choosing the right journal for your article.
- Surviving a rejection.
- Managing the review process and responding to reviewers’ comments.
The main purpose of the course is to provide a better understanding of the publishing game.
The course requires active participation. You will be assigned preparatory work (preparing an outline/draft of a research article). During the course you will be developing your own article draft and analyzing articles from your field of research.
Maximum 25 participants. The course is only open to PhD candidates at LUI and SPS. If there are more than 25 applicants, priority will be given as follows:
- Those who wish to attend the publishing game (not the dedicated writing time option)
- Applicants who are able to attend both days will be given priority.
Registration deadline: 21 March.
The course will take place at Thon Hotel Opera and Deichman Bjørvika on 2 and 3 May.
2 May Thon Hotel Opera
- 9.00: Welcome
- 9.30-11.30: Writing for publication – an editor's perspective (Tone Kvernbekk)
- 11.30-12.30: Lunch
- 12.30-13.30: Entering the conversation: writing introduction sections to journal articles (Kristin Solli)
- 13.30-14.00: Break
- 14.00-16.00: Work with your articles in groups
- 16.30-19.00: Social activity: Floating sauna
- 19.30: Dinner
3 May Deichman Bjørvika Blankvann, U1(k)
- 9.00-10.00: Co-writing (Kristin Walseth & Annette Hessen Bjerke)
- 10.00-10.30: Sharing experiences co-writing
- 10.30-12.00: IMRAD – and how to avoid being rejected (Hege Hermansen)
- 12.00-13.00: Lunch
- 13.00-14.30: Work on your texts based on feedback and discussions
- 14.30-15.00: Resubmit the introduction of your revised article for individual feedback (feedback given by e-mail)
If there is space available, we will also offer a dedicated writing-time option: This option is suitable for those who have attended the seminar in previous years. The sessions will run as shut-up-and-write sessions, where participants sit together in the same space and work on their own texts. Writing can be a solitary; daunting task and it is easier when we all write together. Many find that shut-up-and-write format can be a good way to gain momentum in their writing.
The course involves compulsory preparation to be delivered no later than 13 April. You will submit a draft of a research article. The draft may be at an early stage. It is better to deliver unfinished work that you are not happy with than a script that has already been submitted and which you are not really open to changing. The article can be in Norwegian or English. The draft should include a proposal for a journal and a justification for why this journal may fit.
English or Norwegian/Scandinavian languages, dependent on the participants’ preferences.
The course is free of costs.
Important: Registered participants who do not attend or make use of agreed accommodation/meals, will be invoiced for accommodation and meals at the hotel. The deadline to withdraw is 1 April 2022.
After completing the course, participants will receive a course certificate .