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Friday, March 31 2017, 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
CIISA's "Academic Writing and Publishing with an International Perspective” will feature a panel of four top-notch scholars with an outstanding record of academic publications, followed by four parallel workshops on various aspects of the academic writing and publishing process: 
  • Writing Final Papers Strategically
  • Turning Conference Presentations into Articles
  • Dealing with Accepted Paper Revisions
  • Dissertation-based Book Writing
If interested, please, register ASAP by clicking here to secure a spot, record your workshop preferences and let us know about any required accommodations, food allergies and/or dietary restrictions.
  • 3:30-4:50pm: Introductions, expert panel (15 min. each panelist) and Q&A
    • Could you share with some insights about your writing process, your writing schedule, and how you balance your writing with your other academic (and personal) responsibilities?
    • Could you, please, talk about any difficulties that you have had with writing, and how you have overcome those difficulties, as well as what you have learned through them?
    • Since academic writing involves a lot of rejection and revision, we wonder how you have responded to instances of rejection, and what things you value about the revision process?
    • Your research interests and/or career show an international bent. How have you dealt with communicating your research cross-culturally? Do you have any insights regarding conducting research in one language, and publishing it in another? What criteria do you follow when deciding where to carry out research, and where to present/publish your results?
    • You all have experience writing different kinds of academic publications, as well as various educational topics. How do you decide on a particular format to publish your research? How do you manage to keep your research interests broad, but still maintain a sense of unity around all you do?
  • 4:50-5:30pm: 1st round of 4 parallel workshops
  • 5:30-6:10pm: 2nd round of 4 parallel workshops
  • 6:10-6:55pm: Dinner & networking
  • 6:55-7:00pm: Event wrap up
List of workshops:
  • Writing final papers strategically (Dr. López): What does writing a "paper of publishable quality" mean? How do we find out about the typical paper structure for our academic areas of expertise? Are there any benefits derived from approaching final paper writing with a larger purpose (i.e. a conference presentation, a book chapter, a journal article)? Are there any benefits in choosing paper topics that will push us to explore/start analyzing our intended dissertation topics?
  • From conference presentations to journal articles (TBD): What are some of the differences between a conference presentation and a journal article? To what extent should we take audience's questions and comments into consideration during the presentation-to-article writing process? How much time does turning a conference presentation into a journal article usually require? How can we find the perfect journal for a given article we want to write? How important is it to research the publishing guidelines, epistemological approach and underlying academic philosophy of a journal? 
  • Dealing with accepted paper revisions (TBD): What are some of the differences between "rejected", "revise and resubmit", "accepted with revisions", and "accepted with minor revisions"? Is it okay to bring up accepted but not yet published articles in formal academic conversations? To what extent should we take into account every single suggestion made? How do we deal with suggested revisions making sure we do not loose our voice in the process?
  • The ultimate academic writing experience: Getting a book out there (Dr. Friedrich): How do I figure out if my dissertation is book-worthy? In what ways writing a book out of my dissertation might benefit my academic career? What is the average timeline for this process? How do you manage such a massive a writing project without getting lost or discouraged? What are some of the differences, in terms of writing demands, between a single authored book, a co-authored book, and an edited book?


Compiled list of further readings:



* CIISA wants to thank Mr. Matthew Fledderjohann (UW-Madison Writing Center) for his help in putting together this list.

Wisconsin Idea Room

School of Education Building, Madison, WI
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