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Writing for Publication I


This course is the first part of a full (2-semester) course that supports students in writing for publication in English.
The main outcome of this course is a manuscript students submit for publication in an academic journal by the end of the second semester.
Besides teaching about abstract and introduction/ literature review, this course introduces writing and publishing as a process, and teaches writing strategies to support effective writing.
In preparation for writing, students create a corpus of articles and analyse them for rhetorical moves. Through analysing the corpus, they also start looking for suitable journals.
Students learn about different citation practices and to work with sources. The course informs students about the ethical aspects of research and possible ethical review board approvals. Also, they learn to outline, develop, and revise their texts, and give and receive peer feedback.
The goals for the course are (1) to develop and engage in an effective professional writing process that includes effective time management, goal setting, and regular writing time; (2) understand the nature and goals of professional publishing, including key aspects of new contributions, engaging in the field, and contributing to the discipline; (3) understand the value of peer review, co-authorship, and research teams as part of publication; (4) understand the genre of a research journal article; and (5) draft and revise several subsections of a research journal article (title, abstract, introduction/ literature review).

Who is the course addressed to?
PhD students able to function in English (B2 level and higher).


1. Introductions + Goal Setting
2. Writing Process + Publishing Strategy
3. Titles + Keywords + Abstracts
4. Research Ethics
5. Research Genres
6. Paper Structure
7. Introduction
8. Referring to Sources
9. Research Question
10. Literature Review + Reference Managers
11. Peer Review Process + Feedback
12. Drafting and Editing
13. Feedback on Students’ Drafts

Available study materials:
LMS Moodle
Type of course Continuing Education Courses
Code CZV_KDV_044
ISCED-F Language acquisition
Duration in weeks 13
Scheduled hours 26
Entry requirements Master
Type of financing Z vlastních prostředků vysoké školy/fakulty (mimo operační programy EU)
Purpose of course jiný účel
Intended for Students
Accreditation Bez akreditace
Coordinating department Vice-Rector for Science and Research
Coordinator Mgr. Alena Kašpárková, Ph.D., M.A.
Course Administrator Ing. Lucie Hofrichterová
Language of instruction English
With certification no