Hosted by: Society for Medical Anthropology
Of interest to: post-docs, junior faculty, assistant professors, advanced doctoral students (ABD), researchers
Primary Theme: Academic Career Development
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Are you sitting on the third draft of a paper you haven't gotten around to submitting? Stuck changing a conference presentation or dissertation chapter into a publishable article? Avoiding revising an article for resubmission because of confusing or daunting reviewers' comments? Do you have questions about peer review and editorial processes? Designed for junior professors, post-docs, and advanced graduate students (ABD), this all-day, hands-on workshop provides guidelines and feedback needed to finish revising and submit an article for peer review. The facilitator will lead you through analyzing the components of your draft manuscript, checking that you have: hooked readers at the beginning, balanced the structure of the article, provided signposts and transitions to guide readers through your argument, linked data logically to analysis, written a solid conclusion and accurate abstract, and taken other steps to increase the likelihood that your paper will be accepted for publication. The facilitator also demystifies the peer review process, discusses strategies for steady publication, and provides checklists for manuscript preparation. To participate fully in the workshop, bring 2 double-spaced print copies of a draft manuscript you are planning to submit or resubmit to a journal. The first page should include your current abstract, total word count, name of the journal, and maximum words permitted by that journal. A laptop is also recommended. For more information, contact Dr. Jaida Samudra (jaidasamudra (at) gmail), a medical anthropologist with two decades experience editing journal articles and scholarly books in the social sciences. Anthropologists from any subfield welcome.