Academic Publication Strategies for Early Career Researchers: What Editors Typically Look For

Author: GSSSH
Time: 12:00
Location: SOS Z 27

Growth in performance / metrics based assessment of research is progressively impacting the hiring, promotion and tenure decisions of universities, especially in Western European, North American, Australasian and many Asian university contexts. In part, this has been driven by the increasing importance policy makers place on institutional performance in international rankings / league tables in determining resource and funding allocations, and in part because of increasing competition for knowledge-based expertise in underwriting national comparative advantage in research and development, especially in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and related fields. Whatever the drivers, however, these developments have far reaching implications for the management of academic labour and how academic performance is assessed, impacting career prospects and the national / international mobility of academic labour.


This seminar addresses these developments and is designed for doctoral students and early career researchers. The seminar will address how to develop a publication strategy, research placement options, managing the review process and how to pitch papers for placement.