Getting my research into journals - January 2019


Peter Maskell, Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation , CBS
Keld Laursen, Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation , CBS

Course coordinator
Peter Maskell, Professor


This workshop is intended to deal with the basic issues of the process of publishing in the learned journals for the PhD students who are about to write their thesis.


Continuous publishing in academic journals has increasingly become not only a criterion for initial employment, subsequent tenure, and possible promotion, but also a necessity for most academics employed by universities and business schools. This workshop is intended to deal with the basic issues of the process of publishing in the learned journals and will address questions such as: How to choose a journal? What constitutes a valuable contribution? In what style should it be written? How do I address an editor? What do the reviewers look for? At the end of the workshop, students will be familiar with the requirements for publishing articles in various types of outlets in management and related fields.

Course content

What is a good scientific contribution: Some criteria and examples

• Developing a publication project.
• Publishing strategies.
• The pros and cons of publishing in edited volumes contra in journals.
• Co-authorship, acknowledgements, credit-management
• How to deal with reviews and reviewers.
• Web tools: Assessing journals and authors using ISI Web of Knowledge
• Editors' Round-Table

Teaching style

Sessions with lectures, panel discussion, hands-on exercises, testimonials, and group work, etc.
Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the main thrust of the literature before the course.

Lecture plan


Learning objectives



Certificates will be granted to students with full participations in all sessions.
The students receive a diploma where it is certified that the students have taken part in and completed all requirements for the PhD course.



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Course Literature
• Journal of Management Studies Guidelines for Authors
• Industrial and Corporate Change Guidelines for Authors
• Regional Studies Guidelines for Authors
• Harvard Business Review Guidelines for Authors.
• Huff, A.S. (1999): Writing for Scholarly Publication, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
• Cummings, L.L. and Frost, P.J. (1985) Publishing in the Organization Sciences, Homewood, Illinois: Irwin.
• Floyd, S.W., Schroeder, D.M., Finn, D.M. (1994): "Only if I'm first author: Conflict over credit in management scholarship", Academy of Management Journal, 37(3): 734-747.
• Phelan, S.E., Ferreira, M. and Salvador, R.(2002): “The first twenty years of the Strategic Management Journal,” Strategic Management Journal, 23(12): 1161-1168.
• Starbuck, William H (2003): “Turning lemons into lemonade: Where is the value in peer reviews?” Journal of Management Inquiry, 12(4): 344-351
• Whetten, D.A. (1989): "What constitutes a theoretical contribution?", Academy of Management Review, 14(4): 490-495

You are expected to collect the literature for the course yourselves.

DKK 1950

Minimum number of participants

Maximum number of participants


Time: 9 - 4 both days
Location: Kilen, Kilevej 14A, 2000 Frederiksberg, Room K1.43 (Tuesday morning Solbjerg Plads 3, room SP108)

Contact information

Administration of the course:
Bente S. Ramovic
+45 3815 3138

Registration deadline

Please note that your registration is binding after the registration deadline

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