Write your journal article! Opening and concluding your article

Trish Strzelecka
Wednesday 21 February 2024

This seminar is an introduction to the complex world of academic publishing and is designed to give writers in a variety of disciplines practical experience in getting their work published in peer-reviewed journals. We will use the core text Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (Belcher, 2019).

In the first hour, we will have the opportunity to revise our titles together. We will also explore strategies to write an effective introduction and conclusion for our article.

In the second hour, we will continue writing our articles using the Pomodoro technique. We suggest you work on your introduction/ conclusion.

This workshop is part of the ‘Write your journal article 12 steps to submission’ programme which aims to explain the publication process to students and shares strategies for achieving success in the academic writing arena, including setting up a work schedule, identifying appropriate journals for submission, working with editors, writing query letters, clarifying arguments, making claims for significance, and organizing material. In a supportive environment, participants revise a draft (often a classroom paper, conference paper, or dissertation chapter) into a peer-reviewed article and submit it for publication. You can sign up for the whole programme, thematic blocks or specific sessions. Read the descriptions carefully to help you prepare for the sessions.

Ideally attendees will have access to Belcher, Wendy Laura. 2019. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Second edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (You need this edition, not the previous one, from 2009.) If you want to keep your workbook clean, you can print out the forms at https://wendybelcher.com/writing-advice/workbook-forms/ and use those instead of writing in the book.


Wednesday 6 March 2024
15.00 to 17.00

Please use PDMS to sign up: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/

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