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About the project

PUBLISH: in what language? At what research stage? In which journal? Book, chapter or journal article?

FLOURISH: How to give voice to your themes and concerns? How to ensure quality, organise your text, find co-authors, find rephrasing techniques?

(DO NOT) PERISH: How to manage your time, create routines, organise your writing time and space, stay hydrated, do not forget to breathe … well, you get it!

Scholars around the world have (sometimes inadvertently) joined the race toward visibility, recognition and sustained career in the academia. Early career researchers may feel lost and confused as they receive conflicting messages: amidst the pressure to publish as much and as good as possible, they become aware that research quality and innovation take time and effort, while publishing-related anxiety and stress can take a toll on their health.

Simultaneously, international editors have established mechanisms and procedures to ensure the scientific quality of research publications (e.g. impact factors, peer-review) and continue a few other economic gatekeeping practices as well (e.g. pay-to-view; pay-to-publish). And, to top it all, open-access journals are a big grey area with different levels of quality and reputation. 

A renowned research Centre such as Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra has a great potential to keep advancing international research thanks to the current 468 PhD students, 61 junior researchers and 122 post-doc researchers at the Centre. That is why the Centre has invested efforts and resources in stimulating publications by introducing the specific internal support in translation, peer-review and editing. However, PhD students and junior researchers cannot access those services. So the burning questions and conflicting messages remain. 

How can young researchers find their way in the ever-changing world of research publications? How can they think big and contribute to the scientific publishing world?

We – fellow researchers and librarians – would like to help. We will not offer ready solutions nor promise to perform writing miracles. What we can do is to share information and practical knowledge of useful techniques and practices of writing, revising, editing, and publishing … hoping that it may help them become more at ease with writing about their research and interacting with academic publishers. 

Survive the stampede!


organizing committee: Olga Solovova (NHUMEP), Nancy Duxbury (CCArq), Maria José Carvalho (North|South Library), Rita Alcaire (Junior researcher), Francisco Freitas (Junior researcher),  Daniel Neves (Post-doc researcher), Paula Sequeiros (POSTRADE),  Patrícia Taborda Silva (NHUMEP),  Joaquim Veríssimo (CES), Inês LIma (North|South Library),

Clusters of workshops throughout 2018/2019 academic year.

Workshop clusters: October - November 2018, March, April 2019

Through presentations and hands-on sessions presented in 2 modules

Target audience:

  • Priority to early career researchers - PhD students and junior researchers and post-docs (CES or UC)
  • Non-UC (external participants)

Number of participants: 
25 in Module 1;
25 in Module 2;

Fees per module: 
25€ CES or UC participants
40€ external participants

Portuguese and English*

Invited speakers/coaches:

  • CES researchers who have successfully published in different languages;
  • Librarians and cultural/language policy researchers;
  • Writing coaches, to share tips and some of their favourite techniques;
  • Representatives of national and international publishing houses;
  • International participants; International researchers.

NOTE: The preferred language will be Portuguese, however, it may be subject to change according to the linguistic provenance of the guests.

1st Module
CES/North|South Library Resources; Citing & referencing: Norms & styles; Repositories; Orcid: Researchers ID

October 17, 2018, 10am-1pm |  Doutoramento Room 1, Dep. of Architecture of the UC
Mental health in academia
Speaker: Marco Pereira (FPCE-UC/ CINEICC | Psychologist, PhD in Psychology, University of Coimbra)

October 30, 2018, 10am -6pm | CES-Alta
Catalogues, Data bases & Repositories - Maria José Paiva Fernandes Carvalho

November 14, 2018, 10am-6pm | CES-Alta
Bibliographic management, Citing  & referencing: Norms & styles, Plagiarism - Maria José Paiva Fernandes Carvalho

November 21, 2018, 10am-6pm| CES-Alta
Periodical publications & Impact factor  - Maria José Paiva Fernandes Carvalho
ORCID: Researchers identification - Joaquim Veríssimo

November 28, 2018, 10am-6pm| CES-Alta
Bibliographic information management: Zotero & Mendeley - Francisco Freitas

Registration Fee
25€ PhD and CES
40€ General

Further information & Registration
1st Module (Supplementary Sessions)
Features of the North|South Library; Citing and Referencing: Standards and Styles; Repositories; Identification of the researcher

February 6, 2019 | 10h00-17h30 | CES-Alta, room 2
BNS/SIBUC: Catalogues, databases and repositories - Maria José P. F. Carvalho

February 13, 2019 | 10h00-17h30 | CES-Alta, room 2
Citation standards and styles, and management of bibliographic references - Maria José P. F. Carvalho

February 20, 2019 | CES-Alta, room 2
10h00-13h00 |
Zotero: bibliographic content management - Francisco Freitas
14h30-17h30 |
Mendeley: bibliographic content management - Francisco Freitas

February 27, 2019 | CES-Alta, room 2
10h00-13h00 |
Impact Factors and relevance of periodical publications - Maria José P. F. Carvalho
14h30-16h30 |
Researcher Identification Platforms: ORCID; ResearcherID; AuthorID - Joaquim Veríssimo

25€ CES Community and UC Community
40€ General Public

Registrations open> January 18 to February 4

Further information & Registration
Questions or Suggestions

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The ideas collected in the virtual and physical boxes will help us to guide the practice sessions more according to your interests.