First Year PhD Courses

Academic publishing bootcamp (2 ECTS)


Course code

APB-1810, APB-1902

Dates 2018

Dates 2019

24 October, 9.30-13.00 and 12, 13, 14 November 2018, 9.30-17.00 

8 February 2019, 9.30-13.00 and 27, 28 February, 1 March 2019, 9.30-17.00



Course fee

This training will be paid from central funds. However, you do need permission from your head of department.

Group size

Maximum of 60 participants.


TCP qualified teachers 

Course materials

Will be provided before and during the training.


PhD-candidates from UT.


After this intensive workshop you will:

  • Have gained an understanding of all steps concerning the academic publishing process
  • Have experienced these steps and carried them out
  • Have an understanding of the structure of an introduction
  • Have a model of an introduction that you will be able to use for future publications
  • Have performed tasks such a reviewing manuscripts for others, and editing them
  • Have a start of your first thesis chapter that can be elaborated on in the future
  • Have a manuscript that has improved with the help of and feedback from your peers


Expect a supportive environment where you work together in small groups with your peers and a coach. You will focus on task such as:

  • Making a template for an introduction
  • Academic English issues
  • Writing a general introduction
  • Selecting a journal to publish in
  • Cover letters
  • Rebuttal letter
  • Dealing with reviewers comments
  • Language editing 

What NOT to expect:

  • Extensive instruction on basic English grammar and vocabulary
  • Extensive in-depth treatment of discipline-specific matters of formatting and presentation


Participants are required to attend all three-and-a-half days of the Academic Publishing Bootcamp. Self-study time: approximately 10 hours. The total time investment amounts to 2 ECTS.


English language proficiency at level CEF B2 or higher (Common European Framework) is required.

If you are placed on the waiting list for the current course, you will be notified as soon as the sign up for the next Coaching Bootcamp is online. This will ensure your participation in the next Coaching Bootcamp.

Marjolein Rietman for organizational matters

Aline Valster ( for queries about content

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