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Getting my Research into Journals - 1.5 ECTS

Date and time

Monday 15 January 2024 at 09:00 to Tuesday 16 January 2024 at 16:00

Registration Deadline

Tuesday 9 January 2024 at 23:55


Kilen - room KL1.43 (first floor), Kilevej 14A, 2000 Frederiksberg Kilen - room KL1.43 (first floor)
Kilevej 14A
2000 Frederiksberg

Getting my Research into Journals - 1.5 ECTS

Course coordinator: Professor Peter Maskell, Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)



Professor Peter Maskell
Department of Strategy and Innovation, CBS

Professor Keld Laursen
Department of Strategy and Innovation, CBS


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 course addresses the basic issues of academic publishing and covers the whole process from your research idea to submission of your quantitative or qualitative paper to a scientific journal. It mixes lectures with hands-on exercises and testimonials from PhDs sharing their recent publishing experience. The course includes sessions on how to select your target journal, how to structure your paper and position it in your field, how to manage co-authorships and deal with reviewer reports and how editors make their final decision on which paper submissions to accept for publication in their journal and which to reject. The pros and cons of publishing your research in books/monographs or in edited volumes are considered together with strategies to avoid pitfalls and penalizable author behavior such as plagiarism. 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

Lecture plan

Day 1  - KL1.43 - Kilen (first floor)    

1.Introduction to the course
2.What’s the problem? What is the crucial decision?
3.How to structure and submit a manuscript
4.How to cope with reviewers
5.Editor’s corner - Q&A. Session with guests
6.What is a scientific contribution: Theory building or theory testing

Day 2DH.C.1.09 kl. 08:00-12:25 & DH.C.1.03 kl. 12:35-16:05 - Dalgas Have (first floor)

7.How to select a journal (including hands-on ISI/SSCI-exercise)
8.Publication strategy I: The first time I did it. Session with guests
9.Comparing qualitative and quantitative research
10.Publication strategy II: The possibilities of outlets for your research
11.Co-authorship management
13.Wrap up and farewell          

Both days from 9.00-16.00.



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.

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

Clarkson, P. (2002): "Publishing: Art or Science? Reflection from an Editorial
Perspective" Accounting and Finance 52:359-376

Rebecca, Piekkari and C. Welch (2011), Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research. Edward Elgar Publishing (See especially chapter 7)

Bradbury, M. (2012): "Why you don't get published. An Editors View" European Accounting Review 19:399-423.

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

Registration deadline and conditions

The registration deadline is 1 December 2023. If you want to cancel your registration on the course it should be done prior to this mentioned date. By this date we determine whether we have enough registrations to run the course, or who should be offered a seat if we have received too many registrations.

If there are more seats available on the course we leave the registration open by setting a new regsitration deadline in order to fill remaining seats. Once you have received our acceptance/welcome letter to join the course, your registration is binding and we do not refund your course fee. The binding registration date will be the registration deadline mentioned above.

Payment methods
Make sure you choose the correct method of payment upon finalizing your registration:
CBS students:
Choose payment method CBS PhD students and the course fee will be deducted from your PhD course budget.
Students from other Danish universities: 
Choose payment method Danish Electronic Invoice (EAN). Fill in your EAN number, attention and possible purchase (project) order number.
Do you not pay by EAN number please choose Invoice to pay via electronic bank payment (+71). 
Students from foreign universities:
Choose payment method Payment Card. Are you not able to pay by credit card please choose Invoice International to pay via bank transfer. 

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Organizer Contact Information

CBS PhD School
Nina Iversen

Phone: +45 3815 2475

Organizer Contact Information

CBS PhD School
Nina Iversen

Phone: +45 3815 2475