SPSA Conference 2021 LIVE ONLINE* *Registered participants will also have access to all workshop recordings until March 15th 2021
You’ve collected and analyzed your research data. Perhaps you’ve presented some of your findings at this conference. Now it’s time to prepare your work for publication. For many of us, however, drafting and publishing a manuscript can be one of the most difficult steps in the research process. Sometimes, our best efforts are not successful. Why is that?
This workshop is ideal for those who have a writing project they want to work on – regardless of the stage in their writing process. The aim is to better understand your relationship and obligations as an author-researcher to the editor/reviewer and your intended reading audience.
This workshop begins with an overview of discipline-specific expectations for content, format and style of a publishable manuscript. Seven practical tools for polishing a final draft will be introduced. We’ll move on to a closer examination of three important but sometimes overlooked elements of a manuscript, specifically how to draft an attention-getting title, choose appropriate keywords and write a strong abstract. We will conclude with a summary of the main reasons that manuscripts in political science are rejected and offer tips for responding to reviewer and editorial feedback.
Come prepared with a manuscript that you are currently drafting or revising a manuscript. And of course, questions and contributions to the discussion will be welcome.
Workshop Outline & Reading List
Saturday, January 9
Session 1 - Writing to Your Audience
3:30pm - 4:20pm
Schneider, G. (2011). How to avoid the seven deadly sins of academic writing. European Political Science: EPS, 10(3), 337-345.
Slate, J. R. (2016). So you want to be published? Suggestions from an experienced writer. Research in the Schools, 23(1), 24-28.
Session 2 - Attending to the Often Overlooked Elements
Originally set to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, all SPSA/WSSR workshops will now take place LIVE online* from January 6th to the 9th.
Registration for the WSSR workshops is now open. Register early to take advantage of reduced conference rates. If you have already completed your registration for the SPSA meeting, but would like to add a WSSR workshop, please contact email@example.com
*Note: registered participants will also have access to all workshop recordings until March 15th 2021.
Join us between January 6th and January 9th and attend one or more of our workshops: