Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
Doctoral College

Getting Published In...

What are the tricks to getting your research published?

This series, in partnership with the University Library, will offer the opportunity to hear from both publishers (Getting published in...) and authors (How I got published in...) on what is involved in preparing a piece of work for publication.

This series will continue after the Festival,  with further events due to be scheduled for 2016.

Getting Published In... a Book or a Journal

12:30 - 14:00  13 May, 2016  (Lunch available from 12:00)
Building 34/3001, Highfield

Advice on getting published
elsevier logo

Sponsored by Elsevier

The series launches with this talk given by two experienced editors from Elsevier on how to get your research published in a book or journal.

Guest Speakers

Tim Pitts, Senior Commissioning Editor, Elsevier, has worked in publishing for 31 years and will offer advice on getting published in a book.

Suzanne Abbott, Journal Publisher, Elsevier, manages a portfolio of computer science and engineering titles and will provide guidance on getting published in a journal.

Book your space

Getting Published in... a Data Journal

data journal

12:30 - 14:00  16 May 2016  (Bring your own lunch)
Building 06/1077 LTA, Highfield

Come and find out what a Data Journal is and what they can do for you.

Guest Speakers

Scientific data

Varsha Khodiyar, Data Curation Editor for the Nature Publishing Group journal, Scientific Data. 

This is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, aiming to promote wider data sharing and reuse, and credit those that create and share.

Dr Ivan D. Haigh, Associate Professor in Coastal Oceanography within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

Dr Haigh will discuss how he got his research published.

Book your space

Getting Published in...the Open Library of Humanities

open access

12:30 - 14:00  23 May, 2016  (Bring your own lunch)
Building 65/1175 LTC, Avenue Campus 

Open Library for Humanities

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). Find out how OLH could help you to get your research published.

Guest speakers

Dr Caroline Edwards, Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London and Editorial Director of the Open Library of Humanities.

As a Founder of the OLH, Caroline has given numerous talks on open access in Europe and North America, and currently oversees an OLH editorial network of more than 50 scholars. She also edits the open-access journal of 21st-century literary criticism Alluvium and is Secretary of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies.

Kate Borthwick, Senior Enterprise Fellow in Modern Languages at the University.

Kate Borthwick will also be giving a short talk on her experience of publishing ‘10 Years of the LLAS elearning symposium: case studies in good practice’. This open access book celebrates the 10th anniversary of the elearning symposium run by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, based at the University of Southampton, UK. With contributions from practitioners working in universities across the UK and the world, it includes case studies and reflective pieces which showcase good practice in the use of technology for language teaching and learning.

Book your space

Festival events to book in advance...

iSolutions workshops

iSolutions Workshops

Want to be a Word wizard? To make great research posters? A series of workshops tailored to PGR needs.

Dr Steve Cross

Presentation Skills Workshop

Comedian and science communicator Dr. Steve Cross will help to boost your confidence and refine your presentation techniques.

digital storytelling

Digital Storytelling

There is always more than one way to tell a story. A workshop on Video Abstracts.

Festival events advisable to book, but there may be spaces on the day...

PGR wellbeing project

PGR Wellbeing Project

A feedback session on key findings, and possible next steps, from the PGR Wellbeing Project.  

voices of experience

Voices of Experience Q&A

Pick the brains of those who have gone before you. A Q&A session with late-stage PGRs and ECRs.  

fesitval fringe debate

What is a PhD For?

Speakers will debate differing viewpoints on the purpose of the doctorate and discuss the ‘overproduction’ of PhDs in our Fringe Debate.

live storytelling

Evening of Live Storytelling

Researchers talk about the ups and downs of life and research, in 'Coffee #1' in Portswood. In partnership with Touch.  

DTC showcase

Doctoral Training Showcase

Showcasing the high-quality research that has come through Doctoral Training initiatives. Student talks, posters and training workshops.    

pint of science

Pint of Science

Falling within the Festival period, bringing research to your local pub.

film screening

Film Screening

The Straight Story, directed by David Lynch. This film shows 'resilience' at its best.

bright club

Bright Club

Combining research with stand-up comedy to educate and entertain! Find out more information and enter here.

Festival events to drop-in to...

support services fair

PGR Support and Services Fair

What support is availalbe to you as a doctoral researcher? Drop-in to our fair and find out. Please note: PGR CV Clinic to be booked in ADVANCE.  

Career pathways

Pathways to a Scientific Career

Listen to a panel of scientists discuss their career paths followed by a Q&A session. 074/02 NOCS, Mon 23 May, 3:00pm - 4:30pm.

poster display

Humanities Poster Display

A range of Humanities research posters will be on display throughout the Festival, in Building 65, South Corridor at Avenue Campus.

Also within the Festival...

opposites attract

Opposites Attract

Pairs of researchers are collaborating on projects to be showcased at the end of the Festival - follow their progress here.  

Privacy Settings