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!
Sharing of research and information management techniques, academic writing, knowledge of publishing market practices, among others.
2019/2020 academic year: November 2019 - May 2020
Through presentations and hands-on sessions presented in 3 modules
Number of participants:
25 - Online
Fees per module:
Portuguese and English*
NOTE: The preferred language will be Portuguese, however, it may be subject to change according to the linguistic provenance of the guests.
4 de março e 20 de outubro de 2020, CES | Alta / A Distância via Zoom
Neste 2.º Módulo espera-se que, através de sessões práticas, os/as participantes reforcem as suas capacidades de escrita, revisão e edição dos textos científicos, em Português e Inglês. Este módulo estimulará os/as investigadores/as em início da carreira a sentirem-se mais à vontade na produção de textos, a compreenderem os desafios das diversas metodologias, a atentarem a novas abordagens na organização da produção científica, abrangendo a interação com editoras académicas internacionais e nacionais..
4 de março de 2020, CES | Alta, sala 1
10h00-13h00/ 14h30-17h30 | Abordagens de investigação na pesquisa social . Mauro Serapioni (CES)
[sessão já realizada]
20 de outubro de 2020, Evento em formato digital via Zoom
10h00-11h00 | Das comunicações científicas à comunicação de ciência social: como envolver diferentes públicos, Rita Alcaire (CES)
11h30-12h30 | Editoras Fraudulentas e a desinformação, Paula Sequeiros (CES)
15h00-17h20 | Publishing in English: thinking through your strategy and preparing a book proposal, Rhian Atkin (Editora Peter Lang)
[INSCRIÇÕES ABERTAS ENTRE 21 DE SETEMBRO E 20 DE OUTUBRO]
[Excecionalmente, o MÓDULO 3, do Publicar Sem Perecer. Sobreviver ao Turbilhão | 2019-2020 não se realizará. A 5.ª Edição está prevista para novembro-dezembro de 2020 ou fevereiro de 2021, dependendo da evolução da pandemia da COVID-19]
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