Understanding the publishing process

Workshop and events

“While most graduate programs do mentor researchers on how to conduct research, construct an argument and write an article, very few offer courses on the publishing process itself. Our workshops offer a glimpse into the mechanics of publishing – the elements of a manuscript that editors and publishers feel are important, the review process, ethical issue, why manuscripts are accepted or rejected, and how to make your work more discoverable.

These events provide an opportunity for us to engage directly with authors, to find out what is important to them, what concerns they have, and the similarities and differences between disciplines. 
Victoria Babbit, Publisher (Scandinavia), Taylor & Francis

Submitting a paper to a journal, understanding peer review, and getting your paper accepted can seem a mysterious process. To help demystify publishing a journal article, Taylor & Francis gives presentations to researchers around the world, helping them understand the publishing process, the various steps involved, and offering tips and advice. Some of the topics covered in these workshops include:

  • How to choose the best journal for your paper
  • Open-access publishing
  • How to prepare the perfect paper (and what to avoid)
  • What peer review is, and how to navigate the process
  • How to promote your research and understand its impact
Interested in attending one of our workshops, or would like us to run one at your institution? Contact us for updates and further details, or follow us on twitter @tandfauthorserv.

“Great tips on how a scientific paper can be accepted and published in a recognized journal.”

Cornelia Stanciu (via Twitter on@coporne), attendee at ‘How to get published in academic journals’ workshop, Bucharest

“I’ve learned a lot! I understand how to submit a paper and writing a thesis.”
National Cheng Kung University

“Thank you for your presentation on Tuesday afternoon at the CREST summer school: it was interesting, practical and highly relevant. I’m about to start a PhD at Leeds Trinity University in Creative Writing: Teenage Fiction, so the timing was perfect for me. I’ve been browsing journals on the Taylor and Francis site – New Writing in particular looks right up my street – and I’m really looking forward to starting my research. I hope to be in touch in future to pitch a journal article.”
CREST Summer School

A selection of recent events:

Publishing and reviewing with Taylor & Francis: a researcher workshop
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Covering how to get published in an academic journal: tips to help you succeed; how to be an effective reviewer for an academic journal; peer review in book publishing and pitching your book proposal.

 “Thank you so much for Friday’s fantastic morning. The feedback has been excellent – for all aspects of the presentation – and that was felt by people attending for many different purposes and with different levels of experience in writing and getting published. The whole process of peer review was made so much clearer, including for those of us who have reviewed for years, and, I am sure you will be getting book proposals in time so watch out!”
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Head of Research, Sheffield Institute of Education

How to get published in academic journals: tips to help you succeed
Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

How to be an effective peer reviewer
The University of Queensland, Australia

“A very well prepared and organised session. The content was very clearly explained. I really enjoyed learning more about the peer review process, and enjoyed the practical activity at the end as well”

RHD Student, University of Queensland

Publishing and reviewing in the social sciences: a researcher workshop
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Publishing in academic journals with Taylor & Francis
Kolkata, India

Including how to choose the best journal for your paper; publishing open access; how to prepare the perfect paper (and what to avoid); what peer review is and how to navigate the process; and how to promote your research and understand its impact.

Publish or perish! Course in academic publishing
SALT (Forum for Advanced Studies in Arts, Languages & Theology),
Uppsala University, Sweden

Taylor & Francis AuthorAID research writing workshop
Lalibela, Ethiopia
What is covered in a research writing workshop? Held in conjunction with AuthorAID, we gathered together tips from this four-day event into a storify. Read all the tips and insights from the event.

AuthorAid research writing workshopRead Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana, Taylor & Francis’ Regional Publishing Editor, review of the workshop.

“Readability is really important. Style and structure. Structure to hold info together. Style to guide the reader.”

Dr J Fontein, British Institute of East Africa and a member of the editoral board of the Journal of Southern African Studies

Getting published in the digital age
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Covering how to get published in an academic journal, the peer-review process, and publishing ethics, the workshop was attended by 126 scholars. Read a review of the day.

Getting published in the digital age A knowledge-sharing session held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Publishing in academic journals: tips to help you succeed
NTU Libraries Academic Publishing 2015, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

What, where, when and how to publish: all you wanted to know and were afraid to ask
(panel discussion)
iMean Conference, Warwick University

The nuts and bolts of peer review
Sense about Science, London, UK
Run by Sense about Science’s Voice of Young Science, and supported by Taylor & Francis, these free half-day workshops examine the peer-review process from different perspectives and give early-career researchers the opportunity to listen and ask questions of journal editors and others involved in peer review. Read Sense about Science’s review of the day.

Getting your research published
Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK

Publishing academic articles: a way through the maze
Society for Research Higher Education Emerging Researcher Network workshop

How to get published and publishing open access
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben Gurion University, University of Haifa and Ort Baude College, Israel

How to get published in academic journals
Council for European Studies conference, France

Increasing the visibility of your research
South Asian History & Culture Round Table, University of Oxford, UK