Warwick Critical Finance:
Manuscript Development Workshop 3.0
cyberspace, 23-24 September 2021
Writing and publishing journal papers is an essential, yet often daunting, part of academic life, especially for ECRs. How to set up your original research and speak to existing debates? How to tailor your writing to specific journals? Especially when it comes to journal submissions, these are real challenges. At the same time, pressures to publish have never been greater. For individual scholars, this can be a difficult, often frustrating task.
This Warwick Critical Finance manuscript development workshop is dedicated to tackle these issues head-on: by providing detailed feedback on manuscripts through a mock peer-review process and discussions about publishing and the journal submission process all in order to readying manuscripts for submission and – plainly speaking – “make them publishable”.
The idea is therefore to create a virtual space of collaboration and mutual support where people are expected to interact, share ideas and feedback, and really engage with each other’s work in what we hope will be an intellectually stimulating, productive, and supportive discussion.
The aim is to work in small review groups to provide feedback on the submitted pieces. Participants are expected to read and give detailed written feedback on two dedicated papers prior to the workshop, and to then discuss them with the authors during the workshop.
The WCF Workshop will be a one-day virtual event with the following activities:
- Pitching-to-peers: a five-minute presentation of the article in front of the group.
- Author meets critics: written and oral feedback on paper by peers.
- Informal breakout-session: everything around publishing.
- Q&A with journal editors: all about peer-review.
We invite papers that are close to submission or have been submitted before but have not been accepted. Paper proposals should be submitted to email@example.com in form of an extended abstract (400-500 words) addressing the following elements:
- Outline of the research question
- A summary of the key findings and contribution to the literature
- A brief description of the methodological/theoretical framework
- Indication of the empirical data used
- In addition, a one-page list of key references and indicate the targeted journal(s)
- Application deadline: 1 July 2021
- Notification of acceptance: 30 July 2021
- Papers due: 3 September 2021
- Written feedback/comments due: 17 September 2021
- Workshop: 23-24 September 2021
See the Call for Papers here.