A series of doctoral training workshops are taking place in autumn 2016, focusing on academic publishing in the Arts and Humanities. The workshops are co-funded by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities ( All workshops are free to attend, and travel bursaries are available for current postgraduate students travelling from within Scotland.

Publishing in the Humanities

Eventbrite - Publishing in the Humanities

When: Wednesday 21 September, 2:00pm-5:00pm.
Where: G.13B, 7 Bristo Square, University of Edinburgh.

This afternoon training workshop is for humanities postgrads and ECRs working in Scottish universities. To coincide with international Peer Review Week, the workshop is designed to give an insight into publishing academic research and the role peer review plays in maintaining quality in scholarship.

2:00-2:30: Welcome, tea and coffee.

2:30-3:00: Open Access.

 Definitions of Open Access and how Open Access works.

 How to ensure your publications are accessible and discoverable.

3:00-3:30: Peer Reviewing.

 Where peer review occurs in the research and publication process.

 The role of peer review in institutional structures (be that a university or a journal).

 Writing useful feedback as a reviewer.

3:30-4:00: Journal Articles.

 Common do’s and don’ts.

 Choosing the right journal.

 What editors look for.

4:00-4:30: Copyright & IP.

 Definitions of Creative Commons licenses.

 What is Intellectual Property?

4:30-5:00: Networking and mingling.

This workshop is free for postgrads (enrolled in SGSAH universities) and ECRs (resident in Scotland or employed by Scottish universities).

Places are limited so please register in advance on Eventbrite.

A number of travel bursaries are available for attendees: please email the organisers (; for forms.

The workshop is co-funded by SGSAH and the University of Stirling’s Peer Review Project, part of the AHRC-funded Academic Book of the Future initiative.