PhD Skills Course: Writing articles for international peer-reviewed journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday 27 September 09:30 - Wednesday 28 September 16:30,
Kjell Arholms house,

Open for PhD candidates at the University of Stavanger.

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Writing articles for international peer-reviewed journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

This two day workshop is for PhD candidates within the fields of Humanitites or Social Sciences seeking to publish their research in English-language journals for an international readership.

Day 1: Writing Articles for International Publication

The workshop focuses on the key criteria involved in journal editors’ selection processes and peer-review, and how to meet them. Based on the inside knowledge of an experienced academic publisher, it is designed to develop essential skills in writing articles in order to increase researchers’ chances of placing their work in premium scholarly journals, to the benefit of their academic profile and career prospects. There will be a mixture of presentation, discussion and interactive exercises.

Day 2: Peer Review, Publication and Writing the Abstract for your Article

The second day begins with a session designed to demystify the processes of peer review, providing insights into the selection process, a survival guide for the uninitiated, and advice on how to make the most of this vital element of the publishing system. It goes on to cover the stages of journal production, covering publishing practicalities including important questions relating to copyright and open access. The final section of the workshop is devoted to a practical guide to writing the abstract for a journal article, helping researchers to find clear and powerful ways to summarise their articles and enhance the profile of their work.

About the workshop

Requirements and registration

This is a two-day workshop, each day lasts from 9.30 -16.30.

The course is best suited to those who have an article in progress or are identifying suitable sections of their research for publication in  article form – usually those in their 2nd/3rd year of the PhD or beyond.

Language: English

Registration will open three weeks prior to the workshop.

Contact Marit Fosse if you have any questions.

Workshop instructor

Josie Dixon is an international publishing and research training consultant; following a 15-year career in academic publishing, she has given training workshops for postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and staff in the humanities and social sciences in 100 universities in the UK, USA, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Finland. More details can be found at