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Target Audience: Academic staff in Science & Engineering Faculties who have material ready for publication (May be appropriate to some Post Docs, on approval from supervisor)
Led by: Professor Stefan Kuhr
The Publication Challenge will focus on improving the quality and quantity of publications. It will draw on and share best practice from across the Faculty to give staff a series of workshops focussing on key aspects of academic publishing.
The Challenge is aimed at academic and research staff who have experience in writing papers, but want more and better papers.
The event is practical and output driven with the expectation that on attending, a paper will be further developed, improved and be made ready for submission. Participants are expected to write between formal meetings as they assimilate ideas and feedback from the variety of sources on offer to them during the Publication Challenge.
Delivered By: Organisational and Staff Development Unit
PrerequisitesExpectations of Participants
Prior to attending session 1, participants will be expected to submit a draft introduction of their paper. This will ensure that participants do not come to the Publication Challenge cold but rather are fully engaged with their writing.
It is expected that participants will, as a default, be working with a Departmental writing mentor so as to benefit from subject specific input especially regarding content. There are other forms of support available within their Department or at the institutional level which participants will be made aware of.
The Publication Challenge forms the core activity of the SPARK module Academic Writing (Publication Challenge). If you are a SPARK participant you can gain 20 credits through completion of the Challenge (and attendance at the 3 core meetings) and related SPARK activities.