During this ten-session course, you will write an article based on your research for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. All participants must begin with their own current writing project. Evidence of this will be needed on day one – the course is only suitable for people who already have at least some of the results they wish to include in a real article. The aim is to finish your paper and publish it in a refereed journal (nearly every paper finished with the help of this course is published).
This is a course on research writing for academic publication, not on English and it is as relevant for native English speakers as for those with English as a second language. You will gain skills and insights that will make you a clearer and more productive writer. During this course you will learn to improve your research-related writing by structuring a research article (or proposal or review or conference paper), by drafting and planning more efficiently.
Aim of the course is:
- Planning and drafting your research article or conference paper;
- Writing and editing more purposefully, applying practical insights from genre research, psychology, reading (and writing) research, academic publishing and other areas;
- Finishing the paper, and submitting it to a conference or a peer-reviewed journal or (for proposals) a funding agency;
- Publishing (or receiving funding).
Through email, follow-up support extends beyond these 10 weeks and includes a copy-edit of the final paper. Individual support continues through revisions to the paper’s acceptance. The level of lecturer engagement offered in this course is therefore unique. At least 95% of non-class time is spent directly on writing, revising and finishing a real article for submission to an appropriate peer-reviewed journal.
Each week builds on the previous week. All participants must begin with their own current, writing project. Evidence of this will be needed on day one – at least a rough draft of an abstract together with a quarter page or so exploring (not necessarily in ‘academic’ language) how the research might fit into the ongoing conversation in its subject.
Linda McPhee, PhD - Linda McPhee Consulting
Max. number of participants
Number of credits
Tuesdays October 1, 8, 15 and 22; November 5, 12, 19 and 26; December 3, from 13.00 till 16.00 h.
Please note: there is one more course 'Writing for Academic Publication' parallel to this course, but during different timeslots:
You will receive a course certificate after actively participating in at least nine full course sessions.
Course fee internal PhD candidates: €0.
Course fee academic staff UU/UMC: €1070.
Course fee external participants (if space permits): €1785.
‘Internal PhD candidates’ include:
- PhD candidates registered to the Graduate School of Life Sciences of Utrecht University via Hora Est/MyPhD
‘Academic staff UU/UMC’ include:
- PhD candidates of Utrecht University, not registered to the Graduate School of Life Sciences via Hora Est/MyPhD;
- Postdocs employed by the Utrecht University or UMC Utrecht;
- Other academic staff employed at the UU/UMC
‘External participants' include:
- all other participants
You may cancel your application free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the course. If you cancel your application within four weeks before the start or if you do not meet the attendance requirements of the course, you(r department/research group) will be charged a no-show fee (€425 for this course). Unfortunately we cannot make any exceptions to this policy.