Publishing Journal Articles: Strategies for Success

Journal articles should be published in order to make the greatest possible impact in the scientific field - not simply to increase the list of publications.

In this workshop, we will discuss how to navigate the different steps of publishing and how to deal with the peer review process, increasing the chances of acceptance.

Included topics

  • Introduction to scholarly publishing
  • How to select a target journal
  • H-index, impact factor and other journal and article metrics
  • The peer review system: submitting, revising, and resubmitting
  • How to effectively communicate with editors and reviewers
  • Copyright and licenses
  • Ethical issues in publishing (e.g. predatory publishing, authorship disputes, plagiarism)
  • Open Access and Open Science
  • Artificial Intelligence and scholarly publishing

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the "bigger picture" of academic publishing
  • List key criteria for choosing a target journal
  • Write the cover letter for their next manuscript
  • Describe the stages of the peer review process and its variants
  • Communicate effectively with editors and reviewers during the publication process
  • Recognize and avoid common unethical practices in academic publishing

Workshop duration

In-presence workshop: one day, from 9:00 until 17:00

Online-workshop: two days, from 9:00 until 13:00