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Steps to Getting Published: Opportunities and Dilemmas for PGRs

Steps to Getting Published Workshop

Steps to Getting Published Workshop

A great opportunity for FAH researchers interested in expanding their understanding of how to improve their chances of being published.

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Doctoral researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities who are interested in issues related to language, education, identity and culture are kindly invited to participate in this two-day virtual workshop. The workshop aims to enable an opportunity and learning experience to expand your understanding of how to improve your chances of being published. We aim to create a reflective space to bring up concerns and questions, and gain answers and feedback.

Preferably, the participants will have passed their Confirmation. The event will be held on Teams and will be restricted to 25 participants, so please book the event on Gradbook before 03 July 2020. Active participation is expected, and you will be contacted in advance to prepare yourself for the event.

The first day will be dedicated to “the Editor’s gaze”. Dr. Miguel Pérez-Milans (UCL), co-editor for Language, Culture and Society (John Benjamins) and Language Policy journal (Springer) will present on what editors look for when accepting or rejecting papers. During the second day, “the Writer’s dilemmas”, Dr. Eva Codó (UAB), member of the editorial board of Multilingua (De Gruyter), will focus on how to respond to the reviewer’s comments.

When: 06 - 07 July 2020

Funded by the Doctoral College Activties Fund and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate School

Learning outcomes: 


Day 1: (Guest speaker journal editor: Dr Pérez-Milans – UCL)

10:00 -10:45 Presentation “The editor’s gaze”

11:00 - 12:00 Reflection - Questions posed by the audience, either by taking turns or by addressing the questions asked during the presentation during the chat session.

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 -13:40 Presentation: “How to convert an idea into a journal article”

14:00 - 15:00 “Reflect and write”: (padlet) the students share what they can apply to their own research from the presentation, and from the podcasts produced by colleagues who have already published their work. Preparation for day 2: The students will send questions to the second presenter on how to publish their work in the course of a chat session.

Day 2 (Guest speaker. Dr. Codó - UAB)

10:00 - 10:45: Presentation “The writer’s dilemmas”  

11:00 - 12:00 Reflection - Questions posed by the audience, either orally or by addressing the questions asked during the presentation by writing in the chat.

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 - 13:45 Presentation: “How to convert your PhD into a monograph”

14:00 - 15:00 Final reflection (the attendees share what they have learnt from the workshop. They will be able to share their experiences either verbally or in the chat).

For further questions, contact Dr. Adriana Patino-Santos, DPD for MLL, or Amina Lechkhab, Student rep for MLL.

Meet the presenters

Miguel Pérez-Milans is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. He received his PhD. in Socio- and Applied Linguistics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). He has previously worked as Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong (2012-2015). Miguel's research interests are concerned with the intersections of language, communication and political economy, with a sociolinguistic and ethnographic focus on the study of: mobility and migration; shifting politics of national identity; neoliberalisation; language education policy; and social activism. He has edited The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning (2018) in co-editorship with James W. Tollefson. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief for Language Policy journal (Springer) and Associate Editor for Language, Culture and Society (John Benjamins). Institutional webpage:

Eva Codó is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She has worked extensively on critical analyses of multilingual policy and practice in various types of institutions. Recently, her ethnographic research has turned towards the investigation of language-in-education policymaking. Her work has been internationally published in the form of an authored monograph, Language and Bureaucratic Control, published in 2008 by Mouton de Gruyter, and over thirty peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles. Two of her most recent publications are ‘Localizable vs non-localizable English: New inequalities in ‘democratizing’ access to English in Spanish education’ for Rubdy and Tupas (Eds.) Ideologies of English (Boomsbury, 2021) and ‘Fabricating neoliberal subjectitivities in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme’ (with A. Sunyol) for Martín Rojo and Del Percio (Eds.) Language and Neoliberal Governmentality (Routledge, 2019). She has been a visiting fellow at the University of Toronto and the Université de Lausanne. She is currently Co-Chair of the Iberian Association for Discourse Studies (EDiSo). Institutional webpage:



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