Early Career Researcher Event

Co-sponsored by SIID and the Department of Politics

Navigating the publication process successfully is one of the key markers of an academic career. But how does it work in practice? How are submissions evaluated? Who gets chosen as a reviewer? How can you deal proactively with revise and resubmit, rejection etc? How should you choose a journal? How ‘done’ should a paper be in order to submit? What are good (and realistic) paper and book publishing strategies?

In order to de-mystify this journey, a group of Sheffield University-based editors from journals across politics, international relations and development will shed light on the publication process and answer questions. Each will speak about different aspects of publishing, drawing on their experience on editorial boards and on their own experiences of getting work published. This event is aimed at all interested early career researchers with a background in Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, Geography etc. – and will be a great opportunity to meet fellow researchers.


Prof. Ruth Blakeley, Lead Editor of Review of International Studies

Dr. Simon Rushton, Editor of Medicine, Conflict and Survival

Prof. Graham Harrison, Editorial Board of Review of African Political Economy and New Political Economy

Discussant: Prof. Dorothea Kleinepreviously Managing Editor of Information Technology and International Development

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.


RSVP: Please let either Eva Hilberg (e.hilberg@sheffield.ac.uk) or Merisa Thompson (merisa.thompson@sheffield.ac.uk) know if you would like to attend so that we know how much tea and coffee to order