Scientific Publishing in Economics
University of Fribourg
Fall 2018, PhD course
This course is designed for PhD students considering a scientific career in economics. The course provides a general overview over the process of publishing in economics rather than coaching participants in writing a specific paper.
The course addresses the following questions:
What is a “scientific publication”? Why publish? What makes a paper “publishable” in a good journal? How to assess the quality of scientific publications? How do referees and editors evaluate papers? How to write a scientific paper? What could be a promising strategy for submission? What are the right journals for my paper? How should I read, understand and deal with referee reports? How can I be a good referee? Which norms and rules must I observe? The course also gives some general advice on “dos and don’ts”.
1. Hand in a document (max. 2 pages) one week before the course with
- Your name, (expected) year of PhD, career goal
- List of your publications so far, if any (including R&Rs, no working papers)
- Title and abstract (max. 100 words) of a recent paper (or one you are currently working on)
- Where you plan to send the paper (Journal name and explanation why, max. 20 words)
2. Prepare an “elevator talk” of your research (30 seconds)
Times and Places
October 10: 9:30-17h, place tba
October 11: 9:30-17h, place tba