How to get your article published

Methodology courses and philosophy of science
covers of magazines


The aim of this course is to provide you with the tools to write a publishable article and to submit the best product possible.

Course information

ECTS: 2.5 
Number of sessions: 3
Hours per session: 4

Key Facts & Figures

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What will you achieve?

  • After course completion you will have a better understanding on the process of writing and submitting their article, resulting in an acceleration of the writing process, and of the chance to get accepted.
  • After course completion you will have insight into essential characteristics and the do’s and dont’s, resulting in a higher quality of their article and a higher chance of getting accepted.
  • After course completion you will have a directly submittable form of one of their own articles.

Start dates

Session 1
January 8 (Monday) 2024
Online (Teams)

Session 2
January 15 (Monday) 2024
Online (Teams)

Session 3
January 22 (Monday) 2024
Online (Teams)

Aims and working method

The aim of this course is to provide you with the tools to write a publishable article and to submit the best product possible.

The course will address critical information and participants' questions regarding successful publishing. In this course PhD candidates will be introduced to the requirements of different types of academic publishing: 1) the relevance of bibliometric measures and impact scores; 2) identify journals that are possibly relevant outlets, and; 3) develop a publication strategy for their own PhD trajectory.

The course will also offer more insight into the major reasons for rejection and ways to enhance the chances of success. Participants are requested to bring an example of their own writing and will work under guidance of a senior researcher to turn their work into a journal submission.

Sessions descriptions

Questions that will be addressed during this introductory session are for example: Why publish? What kind of academic publications? What is the process (from submission to acceptation)? Why does it take so long? What are the main reasons for rejection and how to avoid them?

In the first part of this session, editors of international journals in the field of social sciences and the humanities will present how their journal works, and what the do’s and don’ts are.

In the second part, participants bring their own paper to the session, and share it with others. The main activity will be to sit down in pairs and help each other find the weak spots in the paper and prepare for submission. If desired, there is also room for personal feedback from the teacher.

About the instructor

  • Esther Rozendaal
    Prof. dr. Esther Rozendaal is the dean of the EGSH. In June of 2023 she was appointed professor of Digital Resilience at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Since 2020, she has been an associate professor of Communication and Behavioural Change at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). Her research focuses on the digital resilience of young people. In particular, she investigates how to help children and teenagers to behave media-wise online. In addition to her academic research, she is concerned with bridging the gap between science and practice. In 2011, together with Prof. Moniek Buijzen (ESSB), she founded Bitescience, a company aimed at transferring scientific knowledge to professionals with young people as the target group.


Telephone: +31 10 4082607 (Graduate School).

Facts & Figures

  • This course is exclusively for researchers of Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • free for PhD candidates of the Graduate School
  • € 575,- for other EUR departments (not open to non-EUR staff)
  • consult our enrolment policy for more information
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Application deadline
Saturday 1 Jul 2023
Offered by
Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities
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