An Academic Author’s Clinic

A series of small-group workshops in the form of Zoom sessions aimed at facilitating the transforming of a Conference paper into a Journal paper

Presented by: Professor Dan Remenyi

Session One: May 16, 2022, 14:00 GMT+1 to 16:00
Session Two: May 30, 2022, 14:00 GMT+1 to 16:00
Session Three: June13, 2022, 14:00 GMT+1 to 16:00
Session Four: June 27, 2022, 14:00 GMT+1 to 16:00
Session Five July 11, 2022, 14:00 GMT+1 to 16:00

Being published in a highly regarded academic journal is a primary sign of success within the academic community. However, for various reasons this is a substantial challenge to many early career academics and can effectively become a stumbling block to an academic career. One strategy which can facilitate the journey to the academic journal is to initially produce an academic paper for a conference with the intention of further developing it. In general, it is less difficult to have a paper published in the proceedings of a conference than in an academic journal. If this approach is taken it is important to be aware of the requirements sought from a paper which is being claimed as a further development from a previous one.

Writing academic papers and subsequently further developing one is a craft skill. By this is meant it is not easy to understand how this is done unless one is fully involved in the actual process itself. For this reason, an Academic Author’s Clinic has been devised for those who have already produced a conference paper and who wish to work on its further development. 

The Clinic consists of six 2-hour webinars spaced two weeks apart and between each session there will be work on the paper to be undertaken by the participating academics.

Session One: Introduce the subject, the objectives, and the modus operandi of the clinic. Explain the academic publishing requirements for a paper to be accepted by an academic journal. Introduce in detail the concept of the Autopsy of an Academic Paper as the primary step in further developing it. Start the process of the participants own individual autopsy and paper development.

Session Two: General feedback on the work achieved during the past two-weeks. Invite two or three of the participating academics to present their initial analysis of the further development potential of their papers. Re-examine the steps in the autopsy. Analyse these suggestions in some details and produce a plan for the further development.

Session Three: General feedback on the work achieved during the two-weeks. Review the lessons learned from the previous sessions and invite two more of the participating academics to present the work they have completed in transforming their papers.

Session Four: General feedback on the work achieved during the two-weeks. Review the lessons learned from the previous session and invite two or three more of the participating academics to present the work they have completed in transforming their papers.

Session Five: General feedback on the work achieved during the two-weeks. Participating academics will have been invited to present a first draught of their transformed paper and these will be reviewed by the group. Participating academics will be invited to discuss their achievements during the clinic and their academic journal selection process.

During the 10 weeks the participants may be in contact with the facilitator on issues arising out of their own paper further development. It is important to note that this Clinic is not an academic writing course and those participating will need to already have a reasonable skill in this respect.

The Clinic will be conducted through Zoom sessions which will normally be of a 2-Hour duration during which group participation will be required.

The cost of participating in this Clinic is £250. The first Clinic is scheduled to begin on May 16, 2022. Any queries should be directed to dan.remenyi@academic-publishing.org

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