An Introduction to Writing for Academic Journals (standalone)
Duration Accessible at any time during academic year
Training Points 1.5
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target Audience: Late stage postgraduate research students


This is an online course which provides real and useful information about the journal acceptance process from experienced journal editors and published authors. Experts from approximately twelve different subject areas were interviewed to provide a number of video clips of approximately 1-4 minutes each.

Topics include:

  • Stages of the publication process and the responsibilities of an editor
  • How to select a journal to submit to and how to improve your chances in the early stages
  • What a peer reviewer does and how to respond to peer review comments constructively

Aims/ Objectives:

The aim of this course is to provide researchers with information that will help them to increase their chances of successfully negotiating the journal submission and publication process.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • To be able to summarise the stages of the publication process
  • To assess relevant journals and select those most suitable
  • To evaluate journal requirements
  • To understand the duties of the editor and peer reviewer
  • To compose a positive response to peer review comments and adapt the submission accordingly


This is a standalone(self-study) online course.

This course is delivered entirely online via Moodle and is self-study. You may access the course as often as you like until the end of the academic year.

Researchers across all 3 campuses can self-enrol on this course in Moodle by following this link:

Booking conditions

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.   

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