This unit provides learning for you as an HDR candidate to develop your skills and knowledge of academic writing for publication (i.e., journal articles). It provides you, as an aspiring researcher, with a framework for writing based on modules such as:
- planning and structuring writing;
- selecting target publications;
- presenting research findings in writing;
- editing writing;
- reviewing the work of others; and
- addressing reviewers’ comments to maximise chances of publishing in peer-reviewed publications.
This unit is suitable for candidates across all disciplines. General principles of writing for publication will be covered. In addition, opportunity to look at conventions of writing in various disciplines will be available. You will be supported to further develop your critical, analytical, and communication skills, while being provided with an opportunity to participate in and build a community of practice with your peers. The unit will progress from the beginning stages of planning a manuscript right through to the final stages of getting ready to submit a manuscript for review.
Please note that this unit requires that you are sufficiently advanced in your work that you have data that are ready for writing up (i.e., collected, analysed and understood). Typically, this means that students will be in the final half of their candidature. If you are unsure about whether this unit will be appropriate for you please discuss with your supervisory team and the unit coordinator.
|Unit name||Writing for Publication|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Professor Monica Cuskelly
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Design a plan for writing and submitting a journal article or equivalent piece of writing.
- Revise your work and the work of others, and give and receive feedback.
- Develop a substantial piece of writing (such as a journal article), suitable for submission for publication.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||079999|
Fees for next year will be published before the end of the year. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Task 1: Writing portfolio
Task 2: Peer review task
Task 3: Journal article
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Wendy Laura Belcher (2019) Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (second edition) University of Chicago Press, June 2019. ISBN-13: 978-0226499918
Booktopia textbook links
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