The Publishing Game

Enkeltemne ph.d.

This course will focus on how to write and publish an article in a peer-reviewed journal

This course is recommended for candidates who are working on an early draft/outline of a journal article.

  • Course content

    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.

  • Admission requirements

    Maximum 25 participants. If there are more than 25 applicants, priority will be given as follows:

    • Participants admitted to the PhD programs at SPS and LUI, OsloMet.
    • PhD candidates from other PhD programs at OsloMet.
    • PhD candidates from other PhD programs at OsloMet.
    • Other employees at OsloMet.
    • PhD candidates from programs outside of OsloMet. Applicants who are able to attend both days will be given priority.

    This course is recommended for candidates who are working on an early draft/outline of a journal article.

  • Spring 2020

    Registration deadline: 26th April

    Upd. 22.04.2020: The course will be conducted digitally via Zoom. The hotel reservation is canceled.

    13.01.2020: The course should take a place in the Holmen Fjordhotell 2 and 3 June. We'll order a bus to the hotel and back to OsloMet

     

    Program.

    The seminar has two options. One option includes lectures, discussions, and practical exercises. The second option consists of dedicated writing time, with a possibility for brief individual consultations with Kristin Solli.

    About the dedicate writing-time option: This option is suitable for those who have attended the seminar in previous years. The sessions will be 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.     

    June 2nd

    Course-option  /  Dedicated writing time-option 

    09.00-10.30: Editors’ perspective and how to design a research article (David Kirk) / Write

    10.30-11.00 break

    11.00-12.00 How to choose the right journal (David Kirk)/ Write

    12.00.-13.00 Break

    13.00-15.00 Feedback on articles in groups (break-out rooms) / Write

    15.00-16.00 IMRAD (Jens-Christian Smeby) / Write

    June 3rd

    Course-option  /  Dedicated writing time-option 

    09.00- 10.00 Co-writing (Øyvind Standal) / Write

    10.15-11.30 The introduction (Kristin Solli) / Write

    11.30-12.30 break

    12.30-14.30 Working on your article (Kristin Solli) / Write

    14.30 Resubmit your introduction / Write

    14.30 summing up the seminar (Kristin Walseth) / Write

  • Compulsory preparation

    The course involves compulsory preparation to be delivered no later than 15th May. You will submit a draft of a research article. The draft may be at an early stage. It is better to deliver an unfinished work that you are not happy with than a script that has already been submitted and which you are not really open to change. 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.

    We will continue to work on the draft articles in the course. In order to benefit from the course and to get good feedback on your  work, it is important that everyone delivers an article draft on time

  • Language

    English or Norwegian/Scandinavian languages, dependent on the participants’ preferences.

  • Costs

    The course is free of costs. 

    IMPORTANT: registered participants who do not attend or make use of agreed accomodation/meals or who withdraw less than 4 weeks ahead of the course, will nonetheless have to pay for accomodation and meals at hotel. Deadline to withdraw is 4th May 2020

  • Course certificate

    After completing the course, participants will receive a course certificate 

  • Course facilitators

    Administrative coordinator