IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 903: Getting into Print: Publishing with Academic Journals - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:English Historical Review / Past and Present / Early Medieval Europe
Organiser:Catherine Holmes, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Catherine Holmes, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Abstract

This round table will focus on writing for academic journals. The pressure to publish is immense, but what makes for a good journal article? Why publish in article form at all? Where to submit? What are editors’ expectations? What is the point of peer review? How does the revision process work? Why engage in other aspects of academic journal writing, such as book reviews? What are the barriers which may deter authors from submitting articles or reviewing the research of other academics? This round table is intended to be an informal and practical information-sharing session, and an opportunity for early career scholars to find out more about publishing with academic periodicals. Although the participants are mainly involved with history journals, the themes discussed are likely to be of interest to scholars in other disciplines.

Participants include editors Julia Steuart Barrow (Early Medieval Europe), Alice Rio (Past and Present), Hannah Skoda (English Historical Review), and Alexandra Walsham (Past and Present).