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"The Emerald Author Workshop was well received by the participants. Especially new, but also more experienced doctoral students could gain valuable insights into getting published in international research journals. People especially valued the possibility to get in contact with the publisher’s side in the process of academic publishing and participated in lively discussions."
Anita Flitner (Dipl.-Kffr.)
University of Hamburg, Germany.

"The workshop was well attended, and well received by the participants. It provided valuable advice and insights into the academic publishing. The workshop by Professor Peters was very informative and I strongly recommend the workshop to anyone wanting to be published."
Dr. Kim Hua Tan
University of Cambridge, UK.

"It has boosted research dynamics within the school, and resulted in a number of published contributions in journals over the past three years."
Svetlana Cicmil
Bristol Business School, UK.

"The newer members of staff and the new academics who have yet to get published benefited greatly from it."
Joyce Liddle
University of Durham Business School, UK.

"The presentation to our conference attendees about writing good journal articles was outstanding. The advice was extremely helpful... brief but complete, and I plan to take full advantage of the suggestions in my own writing."
Kevin G. Quinn
Chair, IBEC 2002.

"The theme approached was of great interest to the university community. It's very rare to have the opportunity of meeting someone that can provide us with information and advice on what to take in consideration when we are about to write an article for publication, whether it is for a national or international audience."
Maestra Esther Ramirez Godoy
UNAM, Mexico.

"The feedback from all those who participated was extremely positive. We appreciated your clear and open presentation style and willingness to engage with so many questions from our enthusiastic audience. Particularly noticeable was how many people were inspired to believe that it was possible that they could now write a paper on their research and/or practice."
Rosalie Holian
RMIT University School of Management, Australia.

Reports

Ryerson University Insider's Guide report

This special report on the Ryerson University Insider's Guide is from the November/December 2002 edition of the Emerald Literati Network Newsline.

An Insider's Guide with a difference was conducted at Ryerson University, Toronto, in September 2002. Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors from the areas of business, hospitality and tourism management gathered at the Ryerson School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) for a full seminar based around the presentation "Emerald - Inside the World of a Scholarly Publisher".

Dr David Martin, Assistant Director of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management introduced the session. Dr Chandi Jayawardena, a Research Fellow from the University of the West Indies and a former visiting professor at the School, led the first session. He emphasized the importance of applied research in the context of enriching the teaching and consulting work of academics. He also stated that articles should attempt to answer the question "So what?" to make the contribution more relevant and meaningful to practitioners. The participants shared and discussed their:

  • Best and worst research experiences
  • Recent publications
  • Research interests and possibilities for collaborative research.

After coffee, Dr Eric Sandelands, Dean of the Canadian School of Management and an experienced journal editor, gave the main presentation. He highlighted the key questions of readability, originality, credibility, applicability and internationality related to publishable articles. He also explained how Emerald could help academics with research, networking, publishing and involvement with the journal editorial process.

In conclusion, the participants discussed "What should happen next?" and the following ten suggestions to Ryerson University evolved from a fruitful and engaging session:

  • A research fellowship scheme
  • A new "outside the box" research culture
  • Industry-collaborative, cross-departmental, cross-faculty and cross-university research
  • Orientation of new faculty members with a research focus
  • A management journal by the School of Business
  • Research seminars at departments and schools
  • A working paper series
  • Classify journals and rank according to their importance and respectability
  • A web-based dating service to encourage collaborative research
  • Promote the SHTM book and encourage other schools and departments to come forward with similar initiatives.

Dr David Martin commented: "The workshop was a very informative session. The feedback from those that participated was very positive and many have recommended that a second workshop be held for those who could not attend. Also, many of the newer faculty have expressed a greater interest in writing and publishing as a result of the workshop."