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Publishing Research Articles (Natural Sciences)

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One-day workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center on December 14, 2018, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Alte Sternwarte, Poppeldorfer Allee 47, Room Pegasus (0.003).


Course Content

Publishing research articles in academic journals is a demanding task. It is a task sometimes rewarding and sometimes frustrating. As publishing is a prerequisite for a career in science, 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.
  • the peer review system: players and procedures
  • criteria for journal selection (e.g. journal reputation, decision time)
  • publishing in open access journals
  • what editors want
  • what reviewers do
  • how to write a review by yourself
  • how to respond to editors’ and reviewers’ comments
  • what to do in case of rejection
  • authorship negotiations
  • ethical obligations
  • copyright issues

Target Group

Doctoral candidates from the natural sciences

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Course Instructor


"Promotion plus"

8 units are applicable for this course within the "Promotion plus" certificate. 


Module 1: Independent Research





Joana SW
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