Credits: 6

Schedule: 01.02.2019 - 13.09.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Timo Kuosmanen, email:

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Objectives: (1) to help Ph.D. students to form an informed
view of publishing in academic journals and presenting in academic conferences
and workshops, (2) to assist them in crafting a draft paper into an academic
article manuscript, which will be submitted to an international peer-reviewed
journal by October 2019.

Learning outcome: Ph.D. students develop skills in independently
planning, writing and submitting an article manuscript to an academic
peer-reviewed journal.

Teaching and Learning Activities: The workshop will be carried out in the form
of joint sessions with lectures, presentations and discussion, individual
tutoring, and independent reading and writing assignments.

Participants: The course is intended for Ph.D. students specializing
in fields where empirical data and statistical methods are used for addressing
research questions relevant for business (e.g., Management Science, Marketing,
Accounting, Logistics, Economics, Finance, among others). Note: a parallel
course “Paper Development Workshop:
Qualitative Methods
” (coordinated by Professor Janne Tienari) is available
for students who apply qualitative research methodology. The course is
recommended for Ph.D. students who have already started their research work,
have obtained at least some initial empirical results, and are aiming at
publishing their study in international journals.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Examination: Complete the assignments in mycourses. No book exam.

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Workload: 28 hours of lectures, 134 hours of self-study.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 


Dudenhefer, P. (2009) A Guide to
Writing in Economics,
Duke University:

Choi, K. (2002) How to Publish in
Top Journals

Korhonen, P., Moskowitz, H., Wallenius, J. (2013) The Rocky Road to Publishing in the Management and Decision Sciences
and Beyond: Experiencing the Journey and Lessons Learned
, Springer.

Additional literature will be provided during the course.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

January 31: submit the title and abstract

Workshop 1: Academic
journals and peer review practices, 1 February, 9am-4pm

Short presentations
of research projects by workshop participants

Lecture &
discussion: Academic journals and peer
review practices

for 1st manuscript version

March 15: 1st manuscript version deadline

Workshop 2: The
strategy of writing and publishing, March 22, 9am-4pm

& discussion: The strategy of writing
and publishing

Short presentations
of manuscripts by workshop participants; joint discussion

for 2nd manuscript version

May 10: 2nd manuscript version deadline

Workshop 3: Making an
impact, May 17, 9am-4pm

Short presentations
of manuscripts by workshop participants; joint discussion

& discussion: International journals
– finding the right outlet and making an impact

for 3rd manuscript version

August 30: 3rd manuscript version deadline

September 12: presentation and discussant comments deadline

Workshop 4: Conferences
and workshops, September 13, start 9am-4pm

& discussion: International
conferences and workshops – marketing the study

Detailed presentations
of manuscripts by workshop participants

of each presentation

for 4th and final manuscript version

September 20: written review report deadline

October 31: Final version.


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