Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Getting Published: The Journal Article (Life Sciences and Medicine)

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION This workshop will deal with the process of preparing articles for publication, in particular negotiating the peer review process, which is the basis for all credible published work. The workshop will be organised along four broad research domains and will be led by University of Malta academics who are actively involved in journal editing in their respective fields. The workshop will be followed up by a second session delivered by a representative from a leading publishing group, organised in collaboration with the University Library, and is intended to provide a publishing-insider’s perspective on the journal article publication process.


By the end of this workshop, the doctoral researcher should:

- be more aware of how to approach the publication process systematically;
- have greater insight into the needs of readers and reviewers;
- be aware of skills required to write journal articles;
- be aware of the processes involved in dealing with the peer review process;
- understand the purpose of each section in a research paper;
- understand how online platforms have changed how research papers are discovered and read.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This 3-hour workshop will be followed by a workshop organized in collaboration with the UM Library Services where a representative from a publishing group will be invited to speak to the participants. Participants registering for this workshop need to attend both workshops.

Timetable Details

Semester 2
Occ A - Part 1 - Date: 6 Mar 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ A - Part 2 - tbc
Occ AE - Part 1 - Date: 7 Mar 2019; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ AE - Part 2 - tbc


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Giuseppe Di Giovanni

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