Workshop: How to get published in academic journals

March 03, 2017

We are hosting a workshop on the academic publishing process jointly with the Faculty of Health Sciences. This workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. It is open to everyone in the sponsoring units and the discussion will not only be relevant to health researchers. Lunch will be provided. To reserve a spot e-mail to by Feb 23rd (your name, departmental /faculty affiliation, dietary restrictions).

  • Date: Friday March 3rd, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Location: Blusson Hall Room 9011

The goal of this workshop is to demystify the academic publishing process. We will start by asking attendees to identify key questions they have about this process. The discussion will then shift to questions such as: why do we publish, where should we publish, and for whom should we publish? We will then talk about the journal workflow process (what happens to your paper after you hit the submit button on a journal's website?) and what journal's are looking for before deciding to send a paper out for review (what are the key ingredients?). We will also talk about what journals expect from reviewers and how authors can deal with reviewers' comments. The discussion will then shift to thinking about how to maximize the impact of the published piece.

This workshop will be informal and will be facilitated through break-out groups, discussion, and the sharing of first-hand experiences. Several faculty members will be on-site to facilitate break-out group discussions. The workshop will be led by Dr. Jamie Pearce. Jamie Pearce is Professor of Health Geography at the University of Edinburgh where he is co-Director of the Centre for Research on Environment Society and Health (CRESH) and, until recently, Head of the Institute of Geography and Lived Environment. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Health & Place.

The Department of Geography and Faculty of Health Sciences invite graduate students and early career researchers from their respective units to attend.