APSK15708U Elective course - Writing, Publishing, and Disseminating Articles

Volume 2015/2016

Writing, publishing, and disseminating articles lies at the heart of a researcher’s career. However, many (young) scholars do often not (only) struggle with a lack of publishable ideas, data, or results, but rather with challenges associated with the processes of writing or publishing articles. Examples span across being distracted easily, dealing with co-authors, “finding the time” to write, identifying suitable target journals, structuring a manuscript, coping with negative feedback by co-authors or reviewers, or preparing revisions. In this seminar, students will learn about these and other – rather internal – challenges and be introduced to different tools that can help overcome them.

More precisely, the structure of the seminar is two-fold. First, research-based knowledge concerning the processes of writing, publishing, and disseminating articles will be presented and discussed, including typical challenges in each of these processes and ways to overcome them. Second, we apply this knowledge to work-in-progress manuscript(s) by each student (please see the requirements in this regard).

At the end of this seminar, students will be equipped with the knowledge of how to continuously write, publish, and disseminate articles in their career.

Learning Outcome

The purpose of these modules is to expand knowledge or put the psychological subject area into perspective through theoretical or empirical specialisation within subject areas within or related to psychology.

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • describe and account for relevant concepts and themes within the elective subject
  • describe and account for relevant methodological approaches in relation to the subject matter for the elective subject
  • explain contexts, analyse and conduct procedures relevant to the elective subject under supervision
  • discuss themes/problems relevant to the elective subject or interpret cases/data related to the elective subject.
Classes 10 weeks, starts week 6
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 30
  • Total
  • 30
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Course participation under invigilation
For all elective subjects, the attendance requirement is 75%. However, active participation presupposes full attendance. In addition to standard expectations of preparation and participation, prerequisites may include regular assignment writing, preparation of presentations, participation in midterm seminars or other assignments. Where this is the case, it will be made clear in the teaching programme.
Exam registration requirements

Master and PhD students can participate in this seminar. The minimum requirement is that students are interested in writing and publishing articles. Importantly, students do not need finished analyses, existing data, or even a very concrete idea about what to write at the beginning of the seminar. On the other hand, even students with almost ready-to-be-submitted manuscripts can attend the seminar. So, irrespective of the state of a to-be-written/-submitted manuscript, students are welcome to participate. 

Requirements for passing the seminar are (a) attendance at minimum 75% of the classes and (b) active participation, which will be evaluated based on classroom performance and students’ progress in their writing projects.

Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment