WelcomeSession overview Length – 1 hour Presentations and activitiesGround Rules Raise hand for urgent questions Use chat for general questions and activities Arriving late/leaving early
Learning outcomesAt the end of this workshop, you will:appreciate the practicalities of submitting papers for publication;recognise common errors made in paper submissions;be able to identify techniques for dealing with the review process.
Last session, we looked at...The literature reviewGetting your first draft on paperThe abstractAny questions?
From first draft to finished articleHave a break after your first draftCritical reviewers are key Dont ask too much of people Be clear about the type of feedback you want Chose people you can trust Value criticism and diversity of opinion You dont have to agree with your reviewer Acknowledgments/co-authorsBe prepared to rewrite, and rewrite...But also be prepared to submit
Submitting your paperThe review process Submission systems Author checklists Blind/double-blind reviews TimescalesGetting your paper back Accepted as is Accepted with amendments Resubmission Reject
Don’t give up!Next steps Have a backup plan Make changes quickly Review and address the feedback thoroughly Make it easy for the reviewer Get another critical reviewThings to remember Reviewers’ opinions are opinions Reviewers disagree Some reviewers are poor reviewers Develop a thick skin
Activity: common problemsThink of (student) papers you’ve read… what was wrong with them?Please make your suggestions in the chat window.
Common problems (1)Content not appropriate for conference/journal no discussion of obvious flaws not adding anything to the field Context inadequate literature review lack of knowledge of the field too few/inappropriate references
Common problems (2)Structure lack of clear structure no clear point/purpose no conclusions Style poor written English too informal not writing for the audience
Common problems (3)Format spelling, punctuation, grammar reference format, number, type formatting, style and layout language and writing style length elements missing
Activity: dealing with rejectionRejection is an inevitable part of getting published. How can you deal with it?Please add your suggestions to the chat window.
Some ideasHave a backup planTake some time out but don’t sit on itRemember that reviewers are humanDon’t waste time plotting revengeHave more than one paper on the goRemind yourself that ‘no-one finds it easy’