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Writing for Publication II - Online for part-time PhD students


The course is the second 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.
This course continues in teaching writing and publishing as a process through strategies to support effective writing. It focuses on writing the subsections of Methods, Results and Discussion.
The course informs students about the ethical aspects of research, and possible ethical review board approvals.
Students enlarge their corpus of articles and analyse them for rhetorical moves, hedging and other strategies typical for the subsections of Methods, Results and Discussion.
The course also pays attention to the visual aspects of the text, i.e., figures and tables. Besides learning to outline, develop, and revise their texts, and give and receive peer feedback, students write a full research article.

The goals for the course are to (1) continue to develop and engage in an effective professional writing process that includes effective time management, goal setting, and regular writing time; (2) develop the competences of giving and receiving feedback; (3) learn to communicate with the journal gatekeepers (editors and reviewers); (4) draft and revise several subsections of a research journal article (Methods, Results, and Discussion); and finally (5) produce a high-quality manuscript ready for publication.

Who is the course addressed to?
Part-time PhD students. All need to be able to function in English (B2 level and higher) and have completed Writing for Publication I.


1. Planning your Writing Schedule + Publication Strategy
2. Choosing a Target Journal
3. Ethical Aspects of Research
4. Methods and Materials Section
5. Results
6. Graphical Abstract, Tables, and Figures
7. Discussion and Conclusions
8. Hedging
9. Cover Letter
10. One-on-one Consultations
11. Similarity Check + Editing + Proofreading
12. Final Feedback
13. Preparing your Manuscript for a Double-blind Peer Review

Available study materials:
LMS Moodle
Type of course Continuing Education Courses
Code CZV_KDV_065
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