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Online course "Targeting your research for a journal: preparatory stage"

As there is a variety of scientific sources of information, including predatory journals, the author should take a responsible approach to the process of choosing a journal. It is important to understand how wide the coverage of an article can be and how a publication can affect your career generally.

An equally important aspect is writing an article in accordance with the requirements of the selected journal. The language corpus compiled on the basis of publications in the relevant disciplinary field can provide significant assistance in writing for publication.

The goal of the program is to help you analyze language features of articles in your disciplinary fields with regards to the requirements of selected journals.

During the course you will:

  • choose an international journal for publication
  • annotate three articles for further use in your paper
  • create a language corpus of articles in your own disciplinary field.

You will be able to identify and further use language and structural features that are expected in your scientific field.

Trainer: Varvara Sosedova is a member of the National Consortium of Writing Centers. She holds a degree in Philology and has authored a number of publications on Linguistics and cultural science based on her Ph.D. research. Her areas of expertise are academic writing, grant proposals, and database search. She is a co-author of English for Research Publication Purposes course on Coursera.

Dates: September 21 - October 19, 4 sessions (21.09, 28.09, 12.10, 19.10)
Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Format:  online via Zoom

English level requirement: B2+

How do I get accepted? You should be a full-time employee from teaching or research staff at the HSE.

The course is offered on the competitive enrollment basis. Please, fill out an online registration form and write a motivation letter in English (about 300 words). It should include your experience of preparing scientific articles in English. Please also explain how new skills are relevant to your scientific and research work.

For more information on how to write a strong motivation letter, please read the AWC blog.

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