Writing Articles for Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Arts and Humanities

Writing Articles for Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Arts and Humanities


1 July 2019    
09:30 am - 16:30 pm

This event will run in BS008 at the Humanities Research Centre, University of York


This comprehensive, one-day workshop for researchers seeking to publish in international peer-reviewed journals, focuses on the key criteria involved in journal editors’ selection processes and peer-review.  Based on the inside knowledge of an experienced academic publisher, it is designed to develop essential skills in writing articles in order to increase researchers’ chances of placing their work in premium scholarly journals, to the benefit of their academic profile and career prospects.


This session will cover:

  • Why you should publish and where to publish
  • Reasons for writing (and reasons for others to read your work)
  • Choosing the right journal


  • What journal editors look for
  • What are their criteria and how will you meet them?


  • Addressing your readership
  • Context, genre and level
  • International readerships
  • What’s in it for the reader?
  • Presenting a scholarly argument
  • Making claims with confidence
  • Use of secondary scholarship
  • Case studies and their larger implications


  • Writing tips
  • First impressions and avoiding clichés
  • Stylistic principles


  • The peer-review process
  • Readers’ reports, revision and acceptance


  • Article publication
  • The production process – implications for what you submit
  • Copyright issues
  • The afterlife of your article online


Workshop tutor:

Josie Dixon is an experienced research training consultant and specialises in running workshops for postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and staff in the humanities and social sciences. She has over 40 university clients in the UK, running right across the sector from Oxford and Cambridge to post-1992 universities.  Her international clients include universities in Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the USA.