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Academic Writing: REF Cycles, Open Access and the Competitive Academic Marketplace

A practical discussion with knowledge sharing, examining how the REF cycles have affected academic publishing and the knock on effect for academics at all levels of their careers. The workshop takes the writing of research as a focus for the discussion, but also examines practical aspects of developing a writing strategy in response to the issues that arise. The aim is to equip delegates with knowledge to help make them become more effective researchers in the current marketplace, and to empower them to create positive change in their departments.

Who should attend?

Research Active Staff (Research, Academic or Teaching terms & conditions) working in expectation of a REF2020 submission.

We do not accept applications from postgraduates or research students. Students should refer to the Student Career and Skills website for details of workshops designed specifically to meet their needs.

Workshop objectives:

  • To explore collaboratively what publishing patterns have emerged from the REF cycles in journal and book publishing
  • To explore strategies for increasing your publication profile and REF scores through targeting journals and focusing writing time
  • To discuss how Open Access protocols are changing the academic landscape
  • To discuss the effect of REF on Early Career Researchers
  • To equip participants with ideas for creating positive responses to REF demands in their departments

Quote from Workshop attendee on 7 February 2017

"Insightful and informative introduction to some of the cut and thrust of REF"
Huayi Huang, Research Fellow, WMS

Led by:
George Ttoouli

Presentations from the recent workshop on 7 February 2017
Open Access(PDF Document) - Lucy Oates 
WRAP and REF Open Access(PDF Document)
Lindsay Wood
REF Cycles, Open Access and the Competitive Academic Marketplace (PDF Document) - George Ttoouli


Future dates to be confirmed

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CATERING: To be confirmed


Any Questions:

Workshop Content
Sandy Sparks
LDC Adviser
Ext. 74121
George Ttoouli

Workshop Arrangements
Jane Cooper
Administrative Assistant.
Ext 24893 _____________________________

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