PLPRs 2022-2023 webinar series has brought together PhD students to discuss and refine their future papers.
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)
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 have met weekly to work on their scientific publishing strategies. Furthermore, they work on improving their manuscripts with weekly homework exercises. The participants come from different institutions on different continents and cover the whole spectrum of planning, law, and property rights.
Each week, the group is also visited by a senior member of the PLPR community. The guests have shared their best tips on how to publish efficiently and to a high standard in their careers. These visits regularly lead 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
As an online event, the webinar allows it to be held over a longer period (14 weeks in total) with participants coming 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.