Day One – Tuesday 25th June

Session Two: 2.45pm – 4.15pm

Writing for publication: audiences, processes and purposes

How do you get your work published in a well-recognised journal?  What is involved, and why is it important? This session is aimed at anyone new (or relatively new) to research-based writing for publication in the social sciences.  The main focus is on getting social science work published in refereed journals (though we will also consider how such writing differs from that aimed at other audiences and will touch upon other, non-written ways of communicating research outcomes which participants may wish to follow up).  We look at examples of journal policy and at the theory and practice of peer review.  The emphasis throughout is on the practical steps that can be taken at each stage in the process.  The workshop includes presentation, activity, a step-by-step guide, discussion and some critique of provided examples.

The workshop is led by Professor David James, who is Director of the Wales ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and Professor in the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences.  He also co-chairs the Executive Editors of the British Journal of Sociology of Education.