Workshops

Getting into Print Publishing Masterclass

Publishing is central to the research enterprise and a strong publishing profile is fundamental to building a successful research career, fulfilling our obligations to funders, Traditional Owner communities and clients, and contributing to the future our disciplines. But publishing is much more than putting pen to paper. Negotiating the publishing ecosystem requires as much engagement with ethics, legalities, politics, and egos as with the findings themselves.

This masterclass hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Indigenous and Environmental Histories and Futures and the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. provides a unique opportunity to be mentored by experienced editors and researchers in the Australian archaeological community.

Session 1 introduces participants to the publishing ecosystem and considers strategies for writing and publishing. Session 2 is an opportunity for participants with a draft manuscript to have a one-on-one mentoring session to improve its readiness for publication.

Each session requires separate registration and participation in Session 2 requires completion of Session 1.

Workshops can be booked whilst registering for the conference. Those registering for Session 2 will be contacted in October with further instructions on submitting your manuscript.

Session 1 - Getting into Print: Strategies for Writing and Publishing

Tuesday 3 December 2024

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9am - 12pm

James Cook University, Australia, Bada-jali Campus, Cairns City

Facilitator

Distinguished Professor Sean Ulm

ARC Centre of Excellence for Indigenous and Environmental Histories and Futures, James Cook University

Details

In this interactive masterclass we think through key considerations and strategies for getting your work published in the most appropriate outlets. We talk about the process and politics of publishing and how to navigate collaboration and authorship issues. We also investigate what happens after publication and explore ways to maximise, track and evaluate the impact of your research.

The masterclass content and examples will be relevant to participants across HASS and STEM disciplines and is targeted at Honours, Masters and PhD candidates, and Early Career Researchers.

On completion of Session 1, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the workflow of the publishing ecosystem.
  • Discuss the centrality of publishing to personal reputation and integrity.
  • Evaluate the quality of different journals and publishers.
  • Apply criteria to identify predatory journals and publishers.
  • Respond constructively to referee comments.
  • Navigate issues surrounding collaboration and authorship.
  • Enact strategies for disseminating and tracking research use and impact.
12pm–1pm – Lunch Break

Sponsored by the ARC Centre of  Excellence for Indigenous and Environmental Histories and Futures

Session 2 - Getting into Print: Mentoring Session

Tuesday 3 December 2024

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Between 1pm - 4pm (1 hour scheduled sessions)

James Cook University, Australia, Bada-jali Campus, Cairns City

Limited numbers

Facilitators

A/Professor Annie Ross

The University of Queensland

Distinguished Professor Sean Ulm

ARC Centre of Excellence for Indigenous and Environmental Histories and Futures and James Cook University

Mentors

Peter White, Robin Torrence, Jo McDonald, Peter Sheppard, Ian McNiven, Mirani Litster, Peter Veth, Lynley Wallis, Annie Ross and Sean Ulm.

Details

In the afternoon we are offering a smaller session for a maximum of 20 students and Early Career Researchers who have attended the morning session and who have a manuscript in the final stages of drafting for submission to a journal. Manuscripts will be assigned to one of ten experienced editors and researchers. Each mentor will have up to 1 hour one-on-one with each participant to workshop specific aspects of the manuscript to improve its readiness for publication. To be eligible, manuscripts must be pre-submitted by 10 November so that manuscripts can be assigned and reviewed by mentors.

The mentoring session is targeted at Honours, Masters and PhD candidates, and Early Career Researchers.

On completion of Session 2, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses in their manuscript.
  • Identify strategies for improving the quality of their manuscript and writing in general.
  • Network with an experienced editor/researcher in the field.