Writing a Journal Article

Provisional in-person short course

This course aims to help you develop a clear structure for your journal paper and the confidence to go and write it.

This internal course is open to invited UoB staff and students only.  If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend please contact us.

Course date 21 - 23 June 2021
Course fee £330
Course Organisers Professor David Kessler


Please ensure you meet the following prerequisites before booking:

Knowledge Candidates must have completed a piece of work and be ready to write it up.

Course format

Sessions are live and participation is essential.

Course objectives

  1. Understanding what a journal article is
  2. Understanding its underlying structure
  3. How to organise your information
  4. Using a mindmap
  5. Writing a plan
  6. Editing
  7. Dealing with collaborators

Who the course is intended for

Early career researchers who have collected data and are in the process of writing or about to write a paper.

Course outline

Day 1

Understanding what a journal article is
Understanding its underlying structure
How to organise your information
Using a mindmap
Writing a plan

Day 2

Writing day

Day 3

Dealing with collaborators
Dealing with Editors

In-Person Course Bookings

Subject to developments with the coronavirus pandemic, we have tentative plans to run in-person courses towards the end of our 2020-21 programme. 

Bookings will provisionally open in Spring 2021. Join our mailing list to be notified when bookings open.

Great course - it helped me get over a writers block and has given me tools to write in short bursts when I have time. Thanks very much.

Course feedback, May 2017

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We may need to make responsive changes to our courses at short notice in order to follow the latest Public Health, Government and University guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19).

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