Early Careers Webinar: Getting Published
A career in research means to getting published! But how?
In this 12 week webinar, we focused on the publication process. In a small group, we exchanged tips and strategies for the writing and publishing process. Each week, webinar participants worked on improving their articles by conducting homework with specific topics, such as strengthening the paper’s main argument or selecting an appropriate journal. Checklists, tips, and questions will be provided – compiling a step-by-step progress. Furthermore, each week a guest speaker from the PLPR community joined us to reflect on specific topics.
For whom: The webinar is open for PLPR members in their early career stage
(latter stage PhD student, Post-Doc, or early career lecturer)
researching planning, law, and property rights
When was this held?
- 12 weeks
- Mondays 19.00-22.00h CEST / 10am-1pm PDT
- starting 26 Sept. 2022, until early 2023.
Where: Online (live via Zoom)
Effort required: In addition to weekly live online sessions, about 4-8 hours need to be invested for weekly homework
- Free of charge (no participation fee)
- Compulsory webinar material required (app. 45 € / 50 US$)
- Dr Sofija Nikolić Popadić, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia; and
- Dr Andreas Hengstermann, Ulster University, Belfast, United Kingdom / Bern University, Switzerland
- Weekly (senior) guest speakers from PLPR community
- Registration is now closed. Calls for future events will be circulated among members.
- A draft version of your work-in-progress paper is required. It should be on topic residing at the intersection of planning, law, and/or property rights and needs to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (until 15 August latest)
- Registration via online form.
“Academic publishing is a tough process, especially for novice authors. The Webinar offers a great platform to overcome your anxieties and learn both from your peers and experienced authors. It is a must for every aspiring scholar”. Dasha Kuletskaya (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
The 2022 Webinar Series is now over. Time to reflect.
Under the guidance of Sofija Nikolić Popadić (Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia) and Andreas H. Hengstermann (Ulster University, Belfast, UK), 8 PhD students and postdoc researchers met weekly to work on their scientific publishing strategies. Furthermore, they work on improving their manuscripts with weekly homework exercises. Participants came from different institutions on different continents and cover the whole spectrum of planning, law, and property rights.
Each week, the group was also visited by a senior member of the PLPR community. The guests shared their best tips on how to publish efficiently and to a high standard in their careers. These visits regularly led to lively discussions about publishing quality, publication pressures and the modern demands of an academic career. “Academic publishing is a tough process, especially for novice authors. The Webinar offers a great platform to overcome your anxieties and learn both from your peers and experienced authors. It is a must for every aspiring scholar” says Dasha Kuletskaya (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
The Webinar is part of PLPR’s important efforts to support younger scholars. It complements the annual full-day PhD workshop held on the Monday before the annual conference. While the workshop focuses on research design and aims at a selective, intensive exchange, the
Webinar deals with scientific publishing. The implementation as an online event allows it to be held over a longer period (14 weeks in total) from around the world. Following the Corona-related online sessions in Feb 2020 (replacing the annual PLPR conference) and the successful PLPR-AESOP Reading Club in 2022, the Webinar is the Association’s third online activity.
The common goal of the Webinar is that every participant submits a high-quality, publication-ready articles by January 2023. The format will be reported on at the next annual conference (in Ann Arbor in May). After the successful first implementation this year, PLPR plans to further develop this format and offer it again in the future.