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Publication Skill Development Course, Fall 2019

Lecturer: Tamara Keszey <tamara.keszey(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu>

Date & Venue: Friday 09.50-11.20 at Room E311 (Old Building) 

Credit: 6 research credits

Maximum number of students: 6 student

Apply for the course: https://forms.gle/RU3ChiDpTqbPTDgw5

Deadline for the application: 15:00, 11 September 2019

Please note that in order to participate in the course your assignment paper, conference paper, book chapter, etc. have to be approved by the lecturer! You can upload your paper at the application form (link above).

The language of the course will be English with a view to this, students should bring to class papers written in English.

 

The PDF version of the syllabus can be downloaded here.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The Ph.D. seminar aims to support doctoral students in crafting their research by providing students with skills essential for publication in top-tier academic sources. The course is designed for students who already have authored a research paper (e.g., assignment paper, conference paper, book chapter, etc.), which might be in preliminary or in more advanced phase, that aimed to be further developed. Hence, students bring in their preliminary studies that will be crafted within the framework of this course. The course covers the most important aspects of writing a cutting-edge publication and getting published, including the configuration of an academic paper, methods of literature review to help doctoral candidates strengthening the theoretical embeddedness of their work and managing the review process.

ATTENDANCE, TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

The first stage of the course, more conceptual in nature, consist of brief lectures and class discussions. It is strongly advised to attend since the content and texture of sessions will be adjusted to the specific needs of the students attending. Attendees are required to bring their own devices for these classes.

The second stage of the course consists of one-by-one counseling tailored to the specific needs of the student aiming to resolve writing or paper organization issues, helping them to organize and prepare for publication. The point of this stage is to bring in the paper the student is working on and to discuss, edit and craft it. At this stage, students will sign up for time slots; 3 people can be seen for each 90-minute session.

GRADING

Active class participation: 10%

Assignments: 30%

Improvement of paper during one-by-one counseling: 30%

Presentation of own paper: 30%

COURSE CONTENT

Week 1 – 20 September, 9:50-11:20

Introduction

Topics:
What makes a research question intriguing, and how to formulate a good research question?

Week 2 – 27 September, 9:50-11:20

Approach to academic publishing

Topics:
How to configure an academic paper?
What are the characteristics of a concise abstract and introduction?
How to write a strong conclusion?
The importance and tricks of building academic relationships with other scholars

Week 3 – 4 October, 9:50-11:20

Reviewing the literature

Topics:
How to conduct a systematic literature review?
What are the main types of literature review papers?

Readings:
Palmatier, R. W., Houston, M. B., & Hulland, J. (2018). Review articles: purpose, process, and structure. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 46(1), 1-5.

Tranfield, D., Denyer, D., & Smart, P. (2003). Towards a methodology for developing evidence‐informed management knowledge by means of systematic review. British Journal of Management, 14(3), 207-222.

Week 4 – 11 October, 9:50-11:20

Embedding your study to theory

Topics:
How to manage citations and references? (styles of citations and references, software to manage citations)

Assignment:

Create a literature review plan on how to further strengthen the theoretical embeddedness of your research

Week 5 – 18 October, 9:50-11:20

Journal selection and managing the review process

Topics:
How to choose the appropriate journal for your paper?
What are predatory journals and how to avoid them?

Assignment:
Choose a journal that may fit your paper

Week 6 – 25 October, 9:50-11:20

Journal selection and managing the review process

Topics:
How to correspond with a journal editor?
How to answer reviewers?
How to survive and benefit from a paper rejection?

Assignment:
Trial blind review - write a review on one of the papers written by your peers who attend this course

Week 7 – 1 November, 9:50-11:20

Autumn holiday

Week 8 – 8 November, 9:50-11:20

Coaching session: One-by-one counseling

Assignment: Write a formal ‘Response to review’ you have received

Week 9 – 15 November, 9:50-11:20

Coaching session: One-by-one counseling

Assignment: Craft your paper based on agreed comments of the previous counseling session

Week 10 – 22 November, 9:50-11:20

Coaching session: One-by-one counseling

Assignment: Craft your paper based on agreed comments of the previous counseling session

Week 11 – 29 November, 9:50-11:20

Coaching session: One-by-one counseling

Assignment: Craft your paper based on agreed comments of the previous counseling session

Week 12 – 6 December, 9:50-11:20

Coaching session: One-by-one counseling

Assignment: Craft your paper based on agreed comments of the previous counseling session

Week 13 – 13 December, 9:50-11:20

Presentations, feedback & course evaluation

Assignment: 
Prepare a 20-minute academic presentation on your paper, and provide constructive feedback on others’ work

Please note that this course is funded by the EFOP-3.6.3.-VEKOP-16-2017-00007 "Young researchers from talented students – Fostering scientific careers in higher education" project. In order to participate in this course, you are obligated to make an acknowledgment on our project whenever you publish the abstract, conference paper etc. you were working on during this course.

The acknowledgment is the following:

This publication/research has been supported by the European Union and Hungary and co-financed by the European Social Fund through the project EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00007, titled "Young researchers from talented students – Fostering scientific careers in higher education"

Please inform our project assistant Laura Nagy <laura.nagy(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu>  whenever you publish the paper you worked on in the framework of the course.

Last modified: 2019.09.05.