This page is all about helping with academic writing, something that most of us struggle with.

Types of publications

  • Reasearch articles
  • Position papers
  • Literature reviews
  • Book chapters
  • Book reviews
  • Non-scientific publications

How to develop your writing competencies

There are many ways to do so:

  • With a writing coach
  • Reading books on writing
  • Perusing templates
  • Finding a critical friend who can revise your work and offer feedback
  • Participating in expert training
  • Verbalizing content to another person
  • Going through the peer review process
  • Trying to write one page a day

Give some or all of these a try to find out what works best for you.

Finding the right journal

Finding the right journal to publish could be a challenge, but do not fret! We’ve got you covered.

  1. The first thing to do is to create a list of journals that are pertinent to your research interests. We recommend looking up different journals through Scimago Journal and Country Rank, and the Master Journal List on the Web of Science platform. Keep updating this list throughout your graduate studies.
  2. Then, select one or two journals that you wish to submit a manuscript.
  3. Review their instructions to authors and write your manuscript with their guidelines in mind.
  4. You should also review a few articles from your selected journal(s) to become familiar with the style of writing and the format.
  5. You can always communicated with the Editor to make sure they are open to receiving your manuscript.
  6. Once you’ve written your manuscript, revise it and have it revise by someone else (i.e., a friend, a fellow student, a professor, etc.).
  7. Once you’ve made revisions, it’s time to submit your article to the editor. As grad students, we tend to keep revising over and over again. We recommend sending it in. Trust in your work and your abilities!

What gets published?

  • Approaching new evidence in an old way
  • Approaching old evidence in a new way
  • Pairing old evidence with old approaches in a new way

Which approach will you take?

Stucture of a humanities article

Below is a structure that can be used for your article. Please note that you can get creative with articles and they don’t need to follow this specfic structure.

  1. Introduction
    1. Problem statement
    2. Review of literature
    3. Main argument
  2. Theoretical/Conceptual framework (optional)
  3. Methodology
    1. Methods/Procedures
    2. Population
    3. Materials/Instruments
  4. Results
  5. Discussion
  6. Conclusion