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Publishing Research Articles

TypeOne-day course
InstructorDr. Philipp Mayer
Number of Places12
There are vacanciesnein

9:00 - 17:00 h

StartNov 03, 2009

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Doctoral candidates and postdocs of the natural sciences within Dahlem Research School

Workshop Description


Publishing research articles in high quality journals is a demanding task. It is a task sometimes very rewarding and sometimes very frustrating. As publishing is a prerequisite for a career in science, it is important to approach the topic strategically.
The objectives of this training are: (1) to understand the publication process in peer-reviewed journals, (2) to develop individual strategies for writing and publishing research articles.


Short lectures provide information and tips; extended exercises help to develop individual strategies. Participants gather and share experiences. They progress during the course with their own projects.


  • the peer review system: stakeholders, processes, benefits, criticism
  • planning publications strategically
  • criteria for journal selection (impact factors, rejection rates, length of time until publication)
  • publishing in open access journals
  • what editors want
  • what reviewers do
  • how to write a review by yourself
  • how to respond to editor’s comments
  • what to do in case of rejection


Dr. Philipp Mayer