Publishing in reputable peer reviewed journals is a practice of knowledge production. It has become core to academic careers and thus venerated and mystified. Advice on how to publish in journals proliferates yet the process is often obscure and experience with journals (and editors) frustrating. Learning the practice is haphazard and relies on uneven access to mentorship. In consequence, many promising ideas never make it to a wider academic audience.
This interactive workshop with editors of Journal of International Relations and Development de-mystifies the practice from within, considers the demands of developing an original contribution while honing the craft and one’s own voice, and provides pragmatic guidelines on all submission and revision stages. We encourage theoretically daring and well-substantiated writing and look forward to discussing potential submissions that represent these qualities.
The workshop is hosted by Doctoral School of Political Science Public Policy and International Relations at Central European University but is open to all who register: RSVP.
We will discuss the following, among others:
Submission and resubmission process, including questions such as when a paper is ready to be submitted, what an original contribution is, what Revise&Resubmit decision means, and whether/how to self-cite;
How to draft: a cover letter accompanying submission, an abstract, an introduction, a Response to Reviewers letter;
Standing controversies, including reasons for a desk reject and rejection after revisions, expectations from reviewers and editors, correspondence with editors and social media conduct related to journal publishing;
Ideas and questions on potential submissions.
Registration required: https://ceu-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcu-prDgoGtDzQXAlg4egcBvbyCLaTFJR