Tuesday, 14 February 2012
The Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre (SMERC) recently hosted a vibrant career development workshop for Higher Degree by Research candidates and staff.
Titled ‘Getting Published as an Early Career Researcher’, the session was held on Tuesday 31 January on the Joondalup campus, attracting students and staff from several faculties at ECU as well as students and staff from other universities.
The workshop was designed to impart skills and strategies to give early career researchers the best chance of successfully publishing their research. It included a panel discussion and an open forum where participants were invited to ask questions.
The session was facilitated by academics and research journal editors, including:
The three brought their extensive experience together to deliver some key lessons to participants, such as asking colleagues to review papers prior to submission, being receptive to feedback, editing work as recommended by colleagues, targeting more than one publication, and adapting conference papers for submission to journals.
Murdoch Business School PhD candidate Wan Sofiah Meor Osman found that besides providing some strategies for improvement, the workshop helped to instil confidence in her work.
“The workshop enhanced my self-confidence, especially in the area of being proactive in order to learn. For example, offering to review work for others,” she said.
For more information on SMERC and related workshops, contact Professor Beth Walker.Professor Beth Walker