Getting Published: How to Write a Good Journal Article - (2 days)

Getting a research journal article published can seem like a strange, mysterious, and confusing undertaking. This session covers the various steps in the process: writing and formatting the article, choosing a suitable journal submitting the article online, and the review process. The criteria used by journal editors and reviewers are discussed, along with some of the common mistakes and how to avoid them. This session won’t guarantee that your research article will get published – but it might increase the chances!

 
Master Class - runs over 2 days
Instructor: 

Assoc Prof Julie Pallant recently retired as Director of Research and Graduate Studies at the Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne. She now works as a research and statistical consultant, providing training, both nationally and internationally, in a wide variety of topics including statistical analyses using SPSS, scale development, and psychometric testing using Rasch analysis.

About this course: 

This two day course covers all aspect of the publication process from planning, writing and formatting the article, choosing a suitable journal, submitting the article online, receiving feedback, revising the manuscript, and checking proofs. It is suitable for researchers working in the social sciences, education, psychology, health, medicine and business.

Course syllabus: 

Day One

  • Overview of the process
  • Common mistakes
  • Planning the journal article
  • Choosing a suitable journal
  • Writing the article

 

Day Two

  • Formatting the manuscript
  • Online submission
  • Review process
  • Feedback from the journal
  • Revising the manuscript
  • Checking the proofs
Course format: 

The course involves a mixture of seminar presentations using powerpoint, class discussions, and small group activities. During the course participants will have the opportunity to discuss articles that they may be planning or writing. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of good/bad articles and any draft manuscripts that are working on.

Recommended Texts: 

There are no required texts for this course. Participants will be provided with copies of the powerpoint presentations, example journal articles and other workshop materials.