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Webinar: Writing high-impact journal papers

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The current competition among academics to have high-impact publications is producing increasingly selective Quartile 1 journals. Q1 editors are looking for manuscripts which are more than well-written; they are looking for papers with ‘star quality’.  For many, star quality remains a rather elusive ingredient in their writing.         

This 90-minute online session will explore the question: What aspects of writing help to give a journal manuscript star quality?  The session starts by considering the widely acknowledged mechanisms for producing quality writing, such as coherence and conciseness.  It then moves on to explore less obvious mechanisms that are used to communicate consistency and persuasiveness.

The session will be of interest to doctoral researchers, early career researchers and academics, especially those who supervise postgraduate researchers.  The workshop will be highly interactive, consisting of a blend of trainer input, break-out rooms and all-group discussion to enable participants to share their expertise with the rest of the group.   

Dr Alison Yeung is an independent academic writing consultant who delivers writing training to a number of research institutions in the South of England.  Prior to that she was Academic Writing Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey for seven years, where she designed and delivered writing training programmes and one-to-one support for doctoral researchers, early career researchers and academics. She is co-author of Mentoring to Empower Researchers and Inspiring Collaboration and Engagement, two new titles added to the Success in Research series published by Sage Publications.


Network: Professional Development Programme
Date(s): Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Times: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Online event, link will be provided
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