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Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS): Past events: Academic Writing Day 2

Academic Writing Day 2

From Research to Submission: Strategies to Develop a Manuscript for Journal Publication

14 March 2018, 9.30-13.00, Kimberlin Library


Guest facilitator: Dr. Catalina Neculai (Senior Lecturer in Academic Writing, Coventry University)

Workshop description

The Research Article (RA) is the main vehicle for the dissemination of research in the academic public sphere, for social sciences and applied sciences, in particular. This two-part workshop targeted postgraduate researchers planning to write and publish a research article following the conventional Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion structure.

In the first part, the workshop discussed the structural and stylistic particularities of the RA and its development during the staged process of writing for publication. 

Please click HERE to watch a recording of this workshop (due to copyright issues, this is available to DMU students/staff only).

In the second part, participants worked either on a proposal/abstract for a RA or an actual draft of the RA, depending on the progress of their research. Feedback was available from peers and facilitators.


Guest facilitator

Catalina Neculai is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Academic Writing and an Associate Research Fellow in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relationships at Coventry University.  

Catalina has more than 10 years of experience in providing individual consultations on writing for publication as well as leading writing retreats for academic staff at all stages of their research careers. She has also been teaching on CAW's doctoral-level module on Writing for Scholarly Publication and supporting doctoral students with their publication projects. Catalina has also delivered writing development workshops at several institutions in the UK and Europe.

Catalina's research interests include the politics of writing for publication, academic knowledge production, urban and cultural studies. Her publications include a monograph, book chapters and several journal articles.

You could also explore these links to some of Catalina's publications:

'Academic Literacies and the Employability curriculum: resisting neoliberal education? (book chapter, 2015) in Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice Eds. Theresa Lillis, Kathy Harrington, Mary R. Lea, and Sally Mitchell 

Urban Space and Late Twentieth-Century New York Literature (monograph, 2014)