Publishing for Early Career Researchers – 7 May 2024

Publishing for Early Career Researchers

Date: 7 May 2024

Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, room HG-08A37 (Main building), De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam

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.

N.B. Due to scheduling issues, the programme has changed to an afternoon workshop. The morning workshop ‘Effective English’ will be replaced by individual feedback sessions by Adam Frick.

Preliminary Program:

13.30-14.15 – Academic publishing guidelines by Dr. Philip Verhagen

14.15-14.45 – Graduate journal presentations

14:45-15:00 – Coffee/tea break

15:00-16:00 – Mini-workshop ‘writing and publishing your thesis’ by Dr. Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof

16:00-16:15 – Wrap up

Individual feedback sessions ‘Effective English’

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.

Assignment beforehand: Send Adam Frick ( a short abstract (300-500 words) for a potential journal paper.  This text can be derived from a work in progress, a completed dissertation, or even something already published. Deadline is 23 April. Adam will then contact you for an individual feedback session.

Assignment afterwards: Improve your text to show what you have learnt during the workshop and send it to

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

Registration: Closed!