Publish or perish: Designing research for publication


How do you bring your scholarly research to the published conclusion it deserves?  How does the acceptance process function in publishing? 
That is what we will discuss in these two workshops which look at the why’s and how’s of writing and publishing research and how to go about it. You will learn how to map your PhD project and how to visualize it by storyboarding it, so as to help you think it through. We will then examine and discuss the writing process, from abstract to finished article or thesis, paying particular attention to the writing and presenting of participants’ own research as well as critically reviewing that of others. We will also explore the various possibilities for publishing your research in the form of a PhD thesis, individual articles targeted at specific journals, or an academic book, identifying crucial elements such as choosing a research design, writing your PhD thesis or articles or your book proposals and the various steps to publication as well as the refereeing process. 

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, participants will know

  • how to move quickly to publication
  • how to master the basics of research and publication
  • how to develop problem-solving strategies for writing
  • how to improve the communication of their research for publication
Instructor   Prof. Dr. Christina Ljungberg; English Department, UZH; Christina Ljungberg GmbH  
Language   English
Target participants   This course is aimed at PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences.
Duration   2 days

5 October 2022 9:00 - 17:30h
12 October 2022 9:00 - 17:30h

Location   RAA-E-30
Contact person   Eric Alms, Graduate Campus
ECTS credit   1 ECTS credit (has to be recognized by your faculty)  
Further information   This is not a language course.