Special events
Wednesday, June 1st 2011
14:00 - 15:30
Hotel Olümpia, Delta

Special event: Emerald - An Insider’s Guide to Getting Published

Presented by:
David Weir, University Campus Suffolk, UK
Emma Stevenson, Emerald Group Publishing, UK

Whether you are an author or an editor, no doubt one of your fonder desires would be to get
journal articles published with less trouble than you currently have to endure. However, as Dr
Johnson observed, what is written without effort is in general read without pleasure, so don't
imagine there is some magic wand, because there is not. However, by understanding the
publishing process from start to finish, you will be better equipped to produce more papers
that are closer to being "right first time" and maximize your chances of being published.
David Weir and Emma Stevenson will be sharing their knowledge and publishing experiences
via a presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Even for seasoned authors, publishing can be an opaque and uncertain process, and this
session is recommended for any researcher considering getting their work published,
particularly junior faculty and those nearing the completion of a PhD. The session will contain
insiders’ information on:
• how to get started
• how to target your work more effectively
• what editors and reviewers actually look for
• the five key questions that make or break a paper
• how to peer review your own work
• the secrets of revision
• beyond publishing (refereeing, book reviewing, advisory board membership, etc.).

The benefits of attending are perhaps best shown by what attendees of previous sessions
have said:

“The workshop provided valuable advice and guidelines on how to conceptualize, structure
and complete a research report in the form of a publishable paper. It was perceived by all
participants as extremely useful, informative and pertinent, which demystified the process.
Practically, it has encouraged colleagues to send their papers to relevant journals, resulting in
a number of publications. It has boosted research dynamics within the school, and resulted in
a number of published contributions in journals over the past three years. I would highly
recommend the workshops to anyone wanting to be published.”
Svetlana Cicmil
Director of Research Unit for Innovation in Business Systems, Bristol Business School,
University of the West of England, UK

Keywords: Writing, Publishing, Research