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Academic Publishing Bootcamp (APR 2019)


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
  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    PhD-candidates from UT

  • ECTS

    Total time investment of 2 ECTS.

  • Date

    24 apr, 13, 14 May 2019 from 9:30 -  17:00 15 May 2019 from 9:00 - 13:00

  • Time

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

  • Location

    Drienerburght/ U park hotel

  • Course fee

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

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum of 70 participants.

  • Trainers

    TCP qualified teachers 

  • Course materials

    Will be provided before and during the training.

  • Requirements

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

Further information
UT Language Centre
Aline Valster
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