Course Schedule


Journal writing and publishing (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Timon Beyes

Einzeltermin | Do, 14.12.2023, 14:00 - Do, 14.12.2023, 16:00 | Online-Veranstaltung | Kick-off (Online)
Einzeltermin | Mo, 15.01.2024, 12:00 - Mo, 15.01.2024, 20:00 | C 40.154 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 16.01.2024, 10:00 - Di, 16.01.2024, 18:00 | C 40.154 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mo, 29.01.2024, 10:00 - Mo, 29.01.2024, 15:00 | Online-Veranstaltung | Online
Einzeltermin | Mo, 13.05.2024, 14:00 - Mo, 13.05.2024, 20:00 | C 40.165 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 14.05.2024, 10:00 - Di, 14.05.2024, 14:00 | C 40.163 Besprechungsraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 14.05.2024, 14:00 - Di, 14.05.2024, 19:00 | C 40.165 Seminarraum

Inhalt: The course is designed for PhD students interested in, or embarking on, writing journal articles. The course’s default language is English; written projects and group discussions can also be in German. The aim of this course is to take participants through the process of (international) journal publication. There are two aspects to this. First, considering the nature of academic knowledge production (using (and being used by) concepts, categories, methods etc.), and secondly the craft of writing and participating in the peer review process. As such this is not just a practical ‘how to’ course, but also requires participants to consider actively and reflexively the uses to which academic knowledge is being put, and the relational conditions of ‘its’ generation. There will be input presentation, but the emphasis will be a discursive, dialogical one, involving participants in conversations, presentations and group work. Participants should come prepared to discuss not only others but their own work, and to comment in constructive and substantive debate. The intent therefore is not just to take participants through the demands of producing written work suitable for academic publishing, but to do so having experienced critical engagement with the nature of theory, concepts, methods and claims. The lecturer has extensive editorial experience in journals of social theory, cultural theory and organization theory. I’m a Senior Editor of Organization Studies and have also published in journals such as Theory, Culture & Society (Sociology/Cultural Studies), Grey Room (cultural theory), the German-speaking Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft and Leviathan, and quite extensively in assorted journals of organization theory. The discussion on the nature of knowledge production will take in ideas from cultural and social theory, and studies of media and technology. Methodologically, the lecturer has largely been involved in qualitative work. The emphasis will not be on the technicalities of methodological approaches or methods, but on the kind of knowledge they create. The plan is to involve colleagues or guest faculty to enrich the course with further experiences.

Writing a journal article (Dr. phil / Dr. rer. pol. / Dr. rer. nat) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Micha Edlich, Jörn Fischer

Einzeltermin | Mi, 15.11.2023, 09:00 - Mi, 15.11.2023, 17:00 | C 40.606 Seminarraum | Raum für Einzeltermine
Einzeltermin | Do, 16.11.2023, 09:00 - Do, 16.11.2023, 17:00 | C 40.704 Seminarraum | Raum für Einzeltermine
Einzeltermin | Fr, 17.11.2023, 09:00 - Fr, 17.11.2023, 17:00 | C 40.606 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Positioning yourself for an academic career requires publishing in international, peer-reviewed journals. This block course is intended to help you develop the skills to prepare an article for an international journal. There will be a mixture of activities, including a minimum of ‘lecturing’, but mostly a range of interactive exercises. Some of the themes covered will include (i) structuring a paper, (ii) structuring a paragraph, (iii) writing concise sentences, (iv) matching word count and content, (v) writing an informative abstract, (vi) writing a cover letter to a journal, and (vii) dealing with revisions and rejections. The course will draw on examples from the natural sciences and social sciences, with an emphasis on sustainability-related topics. However, similar writing principles apply to other disciplines, and students from all faculties are encouraged to apply. All communication related to the course will be in English.