An RHS Online Training Workshop for Early Career Historians
14.00-16.00 BST, Wednesday 21 July 2021
Online via Zoom
‘Getting Published: a guide to first articles and journal publishing’ is an online training event hosted by the RHS designed for early career historians. The focus of this first ‘Getting Published’ session is journals, with specific attention on getting a first academic article written and published in your chosen journal.
The event brings together journal editors and publishers, recent first-time authors, and early career historians. It seeks to demystify the process of journal publishing and provide practical advice and tips on how best to succeed.
The workshop combines brief presentations on academic journals, stages of the publishing process, the experience of getting published, as well as active audience participation in which your questions and concerns are raised and discussed.
Topics for this session include: the journal landscape; differences between an article and a thesis chapter; choosing and approaching the right journal for you; what to expect with peer review and from your publisher if your article is accepted; how to respond to inevitable rejections; journal articles and the Research Excellence Framework (REF); and next steps in publishing on completing your first article.
The session will also consider, and explain, Open Access (OA) publishing: what it means for journal publishing – for authors, editors and journal publishers; what options to choose; and the future for Open Access journal publishing in the wake of UKRI’s imminent declaration on its position of the OA charter ‘Plan S’.
Speakers at the event:
- Professor Emma Griffin (RHS President, UEA and co-editor of Historical Journal), chair
- Professor Sandra den Otter (Queen’s University, Ontario and co-editor of the Journal of British Studies)
- Dr Rebekah Lee (Goldsmiths, University of London and co-editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies)
- Professor Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study, University of London, RHS Vice-President, Publishing, and specialist in Open Access and digital publishing)
The panel will be joined by three recent authors who’ll offer their experience of navigating journal publishing for the first time, as PhD students and recent post-doctoral researchers:
- Dr Diya Gupta (RHS and Institute of Historical Research / Journal of War & Culture Studies)
- Dr Jonah Miller (Cambridge / History Workshop Journal)
- Sasha Rasmussen (Oxford / Cultural and Social History)
After contributions from the panel, the event will take the form of a discussion involving all attendees. Those attending will be invited to submit questions in advance of the event.
This event is free to all though booking is essential.
Watch the event video
Future RHS training workshops
‘Getting Published’ is the first in a new annual series of RHS ‘Getting Started’ training events for early career historians. Events will provide guidance and insight into key areas of professional development.
Topics for future discussion will include: publishing and communicating research, teaching history, writing history, applying historical knowledge and research skills, and career options for research historians within and outside higher education. ‘Getting Started’ will run four times a year with the next session planned for autumn 2021.
For more guides see also the RHS’s new Teaching Portal: a set of over 50 specially commissioned essays–on research, online resources, teaching and career paths–for current research students and early career teachers.