Publishing for early career researchers – 12 May 2022

Publishing Tips For Early Career Researchers

Date: 12 May 2022

Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, New University Building (NU): NU-02A25.

Though publishing your work is very appealing, it can seem a daunting process. Where to start? How to approach this? Do I publish part of my work now or all of it later? And what are the implications for me of open access publications instead of traditional publishing?

This workshop on publishing and publication strategies is aimed at RMA and (starting) PhD students and attempts to address some of these issues.

Preliminary Program:

10.00-10.45 –  Session 1: Academic publishing guidelines

10.45-11.00 – Coffee/tea break

11.00-11.45 – Session 2: Mini-workshop Mini-workshop ‘writing and publishing your thesis’ by Dr. Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof. 

11.45-12.30 – Session 3: Graduate publishing (KLEOS, Intersection and Tijdschrift Mediterrane Archeologie), view from the Editorial Board

12.30-13.30 – Lunch break

13.30-15.30 – Workshop ‘Effective English’ from Adam Frick

While the number of ways one’s English can be “improved” is infinite, often there are relatively basic, fundamental writing decisions made at the sentence level that make writing (and reading) unnecessarily complicated. “Effective English” workshops use writing samples from you, the workshop participants, to focus on sentence-level grammar decisions all writers can make which can improve clarity, precision, and coherence. The end result is a writing style that is direct, simple, and (ideally) more effective.

15:30-15:45 – Wrap up


Assignment beforehand: Send Adam ( a short sample (300-500 words) of your “best” writing. The text can be from a work in progress, a completed dissertation, or even something already published. Deadline is the 5th of May.

Assignment afterwards: Improve your text to show what you have learnt during the workshop.

Credits: ARCHON members can earn 1 EC for handing in both assignments and active participation during the event.

Registration: Closed.