Getting published is a milestone in the life of early-career scholars. It is also a difficult one, as many university programs leave their graduates poorly prepared for this important step. Furthermore, most journals have long queues of papers awaiting publication, making the process a lengthy one. One of the questions we as editors receive on a regular basis is: How do I know if I’m ready to publish my research? During this workshop, we aim to bring some insight and clarity on the process of publishing journal articles, and touch upon some of the most important issues faced by scholars in Asian Studies in general and Southeast Asian scholars in particular.
Uri Tadmor, Publishing Director (Asian Studies), Brill (15-20 minutes)
Current trends in academic journal publishing
Freek Colombijn, Editor-in-Chief, BKI (20-30 minutes)
1. Sharing best practices: why are manuscripts rejected and which manuscripts stand the best chance of being accepted
2. Why are Southeast Asian scholars underrepresented in area studies and what to do about this situation
Tom Hoogervorst, Book Review Editor, BKI (15-20 minutes)
1. Sharing best practices: What is expected in a book review article? what are the dos and don’ts, when it comes to publications
2. Tips for Early-career book reviewers: publications within one's academic field, but outside one's country-specific focus.
3. How important are book reviews for your career?
Q&A session (20-30 minutes)