course
RI-SP102 | Spring | 6 ECTS

Advanced Research Seminar on Publication

This seminar is designed to assist advanced stage doctoral students with the publication of a research article (or chapter) in political science. It is structured to replicate the peer-review process used by academic journals, providing students with first-hand experience as authors and reviewers, given the importance of these roles to academic careers. Students are expected to submit an article manuscript, which is reviewed anonymously by one faculty member (internal or external) and two peers. Upon the receipt of written reviews, students will prepare a detailed response to reviewer comments, a plan for revision, and thoughts about the selection of a publication outlet -- all to be presented to the class for discussion during a session devoted entirely to the manuscript. Members of the class are expected to read the submitted manuscript and associated reviews for each session. Using feedback from the session, the manuscript is then revised by the author in preparation for submission to a journal by the semester's end.