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