XDOC2001 Academic articles: The publishing process (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


This course guides participants through the publishing process by helping them select appropriate journals to communicate their research to the most suitable audiences. The course is structured around three broad themes: types of academic articles, the process of selecting a journal, and the peer review and publishing process. The latter point comprises strategies to communicate with reviewers and deal with challenging situations. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, participants are expected to…

  • be aware of and follow the structural conventions of different types of academic articles in their field
  • be able to select the most suitable academic journal(s) for their own manuscript(s)
  • understand the different stages of the publishing process and the steps they should follow when preparing to publish an article
  • know how to communicate effectively in the peer review process

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
PASS-FAIL: Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the corresponding grading scale for the course.
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail