Getting Published! Exploring strategies, myths and barriers of academic publishing

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Getting Published! Exploring strategies, myths and barriers of academic publishing

Publications are an important aspect of the work of an academic; remaining the principal vehicle through which research is reported, opinions aired, reviews undertaken, and knowledge transferred, and writing is also a useful learning exercise. For many, it also underpins teaching and curricula, means greater success in research grant applications, and a good publication track record is still seen by many institutions as a key recruitment and promotion criteria. Yet traditionally how to get your work published has not been taught, but learnt through trial and error, mainly from rejection by journal editors.

This seminar is aimed at inexperienced academic authors and explores and discusses the issues surrounding the strategy and publication of academic work, and addresses some of the myths and barriers that might discourage would-be authors after the research and writing process is complete.


Simon Haslett, PhD

The seminar is presented by Professor Simon Haslett, former Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and currently undertaking research with Jesus College, University of Oxford. He has extensive publication and research experience, having published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, over 50 articles in the popular press, and a number of books. He has also been awarded numerous research funds, including UK Research Council grants, has coordinated UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) submissions, and is a peer-reviewer for a number of journals and grant awarding organisations. He is Professor of Physical Geography and is dedicated to the Public Understanding of Science and has written extensively in newspapers and magazines, gives public lectures, and appears on television. He is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Twitter@ProfSHaslett).


Free of charge

Date & Time

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 7.00pm – 8.30pm (HK time/GMT+8)

Join us for this interactive webinar!

Send us your questions and any concerns you may have in the enrolment form.


Ms Sharlotte Liu
Phone: (+852) 2774 8536
Ms Florence Lee
Phone: (+852) 2774 8563