What's in the Course
Are you new to the world of academia? If yes, you must be feeling slightly overwhelmed. Many people enter academia with the idea that they would spend most of their time doing exciting new research. But the reality is different. While research is definitely the most important aspect, there are some other equally important activities that a researcher has to perform. The most important of these is publishing your research in academic journals. This can be a daunting task for people who are new to academia. This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the overall publishing process so that you are not feeling at sea. Beginning with an insight into the importance of getting published in peer reviewed journals, the course takes you through the different stages in the journal publication process and helps you understand the types of scholarly literature. In addition, it provides a clear understanding of the different types of peer review. The course uses different learning tools like infographics, videos, SlideShare presentations, quizzes, etc. to make learning more enjoyable for you.
Kakoli Majumder has over ten years’ experience in the field of English Communication and Training, the last four of which have been dedicated to academic publishing. In her current role, her aim is to educate researchers about the publication process and good publication practices. She is the expert voice behind the Q&A forum of Editage Insights and also writes learning content targeted at young researchers. Kakoli has done her Masters in English and is passionate about helping young researchers and authors, particularly, non-native speakers of English, overcome the barriers of language and publish in international English language journals.
Some of her efforts at author education can be accessed here:
- Types of articles: A guide for young researchers
- Converting a thesis into a journal article
- The role of preprints in research dissemination
- Tracking your manuscript status in journal submission systems
Kakoli’s empathy with authors and her understanding of the problems they face in research writing and publishing is reflected in her article “How do authors feel when they receive negative reviewer comments: An experience from Chinese biomedical researchers” published in European Science Editing. She has also conducted a webinar on the same topic and another on understanding the online submission and tracking systems of journals. Outside of work, Kakoli is a music enthusiast, an incorrigible dessert lover, and a modest baker.
Lesson 1: The importance of academic publishing
|Publish or perish|
|Check your understanding: Quiz 1|
Lesson 2: Understanding the publication process
|A quick look at the journal process flow|
|Stage 1: From submission to editorial screening|
|Stage 2: The manuscript proceeds to peer review|
|Stage 3: Editorial decision making|
Check your understanding: Quiz 2
Lesson 3: What type of article would you like to publish?
|Types of scholarly literature|
|Types of articles that journals publish|
|Check your understanding: Quiz 3|
Lesson 4: More about peer review
|What is peer review?|
|Types of peer review|
|Check your understanding: Quiz 4|
|A quick recap|
|Course completion certificate information|