Getting Published in English-Language Journals
Ort: MARA, Seminarraum 01.0020
Dr. Carrie Dohe
December 14, 2012, 10 am–5 pm
December 15, 2012, 10 am–5 pm
Doctoral candidates of humanities and social sciences; postgraduate scholars and researchers whose research is at the publishing stage and who wish to present their work in English-language journals
Maximum 10 participants
Internal 50.00 Euros
External 150.00 Euros
Proficiency in English at the C1 level of competency
by 2 weeks beforehand
Registration is binding. In case of non-appearance without reason or cancellation seven days beforehand, the full registration fee has to be paid.
Unlike other languages, English writing uses a direct style of expression and a straight-arrow trajectory from the beginning to the end of an argument. Translating a paper from another language into English is insufficient for scholars who wish to publish their work with English-language publishers; rather, they need to revise their argument according to the principles of argument, organization, and style expected by their English-language readership.
After successful participation in this course, you will have learned how to: write an introduction that states the central thematic concepts of the paper, a conclusion that restates the claim and solution, and clear sections with point sentences; analyze journals in your field to find the best fit for your paper; write an abstract; write submission and revision letters; and implement key English grammatical principles (nominalization, active voice, concision, etc.).
For those students interested in publishing their doctoral work in English, we will discuss how to revise your dissertation as a book before sending it to a publisher for peer review (since only books, and not dissertations, are published in English-language countries).
Please bring a sample of your own writing (in English), so that you may practice applying the techniques discussed in class to your work.
After successful participation in this course, you will be able to
- write an introduction that captures your readership's attention by stating the central thematic concepts of the paper, a conclusion that restates the claim and solution, and clear sections with point sentences;
- analyze journals in your field to find the best fit for your paper;
- write an abstract;
- write submission and revision letters;
- write titles that highlight the contents and standpoint of your work; and
- implement important English grammatical principles (such as avoiding nominalizations, using passive voice judiciously, pruning unnecessary verbiage, and creating parallel structure).
Simone Schwab, Katharina Köhler-Post
Tel.: 06421 28 24069