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June 2nd, 2015: How to Get Published

Kay McArdle, Arun Agrawal, & Joan Nassauer

How to Get Published: A Presentation for PhD Students & Early Career Researchers

June 2, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Dana Building 1006

Kay McArdle is a Publisher of Geography, Planning and Development journals at Elsevier in Oxford, UK. She manages a portfolio of twenty academic journals in this disciplinary field. During this session, Kay will talk you through the basics of getting your paper published in a journal. Ideal for graduate students, the workshop guides you through all the essential stages of manuscript preparation, including background information on the publishing industry as a whole. The majority of the session looks at manuscript structure, from you title and keywords, right through to the conclusion and references. There will also be a brief introduction to using correct scholarly language – particularly useful for non-native English speakers. By the end of the session, all the essential criteria will have been covered to make sure your paper can be a success! There will be plenty of time for questions at the end.

Kay will also be joined by Professors Arun Agrawal, Editor-in-Chief of the journal World Development and Joan Nassauer, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Landscape and Urban Planning. They will give an editor’s perspective of the publishing process and will be able to answer your questions at the end.