Publishing Research Articles: Strategies and Steps

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Publishing research articles in scientific journals is a demanding task. It is a task sometimes rewarding and sometimes frustrating. As publishing is a prerequisite for a career in academia, it is important to approach the topic strategically. The objectives of this workshop are (1) to understand the publication process in peer-reviewed journals (2) to develop individual strategies for publishing research articles.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022
8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.; 1:1 coaching sessions of 25 min. each + self-learning unit

Please register your interest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 6, 2022


Dr. Philipp Mayer





Target Group

Doctoral students in life, natural and social sciences




8 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Understanding the peer review system
  • Knowing editors' expectations
  • Understanding reviewers' functions
  • Using different criteria for journal selection
  • Developing and refining publishing strategies
  • Knowing ethical guidelines related to academic publishing

Course Description

This distance learning course contains seven elements:

  1. A document with workshop information and tasks (self-learning units).
  2. An email participants send to the trainer describing their two or three main challenges related to publishing research articles.
  3. A ZOOM meeting on July 6, 2022, between 8:15 am and 9:45 am.
  4. A PDF document including the slides shown in the meeting. Also included: additional slides, recommended websites, references.
  5. A PDF document with handouts.
  6. A 1:1 coaching session with the trainer on July 6. The aim of this session is to reflect the tasks and to discuss publishing strategies. The 1:1 coaching session will be held via ZOOM and will take 25 minutes. The session will be scheduled between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
  7. An online bulletin board for sharing comments and insights with other participants. This is the place for questions, answers, problems, solutions.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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