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Communication and Dissemination

Publishing a Journal Article in the Social and Economic Sciences

2 hours

How do you get your work published in a well-recognised journal? What is involved, and why is it important? This session is aimed at anyone new (or relatively new) to research-based writing for publication in the social sciences.

The main focus is on getting social science work published in refereed journals (though we will also consider how such writing differs from that aimed at other audiences and will touch upon other, non-written ways of communicating research outcomes which participants may wish to follow up). We will look at:

  • journal policy and choosing journal to write for
  • how editors operate
  • the theory and practice of peer review
  • how to respond to the journal’s verdict

The emphasis throughout is on the practical steps that can be taken at each stage in the process. The workshop includes presentation, activity, a step-by-step guide, discussion and some critique of provided examples.

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

20 January 2016
Room 1.05, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

14 June 2016
Room 1.05, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

14:00 - 16:00

To book a place on either date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: UGC
Target Audience: RS & PGR