Writing for publication

Writing for publication

This interactive workshop aims to unpack some of the mysteries of publishing in a variety of genres. Specific examples focus on writing about research into learning and teaching in HE, but the workshop is also applicable to writing up discipline-based research or MPhil/PhD theses. Colleagues will be assisted in developing their voices through valuing the variety of writing genres (including empirical research articles, conceptual research articles, literature reviews, opinion pieces, case studies, and reflective essays) and publication outlets (including subscription and open access; disciplinary and transdisciplinary; refereed and non-refereed; journals and blogs). In short, we argue that there is no single way of going about writing for publication about learning and teaching in HE or discipline-based research. The workshop should benefit both staff/faculty and students who have limited experience of writing and publishing about their work, and support more experienced colleagues to rethink some of their writing practices.

The workshop draws on materials in Healey, Matthews and Cook-Sather (2019, 2020).


“Mick has a lovely gentle respectful way of sharing his very extensive knowledge”

“The workshop gave many valuable ideas concerning how to improve my articles.”

The best things about this workshop were:
“Addressing people at all stages of SoTL publication”                                                                                                                             “Confidence building”
“Opportunity to concentrate on best practice”
“Practical, direct tips”
“Demystifying publishing by providing a clear framework”
“Very interactive”
“Insights on acceptance/rejection of publications”
“Behind the scenes of publishing”
“Templates as guides for different genres”
“Importance of title and abstract for a specific journal”                                                                                                                                  “Great to have lots of writing time and discussion/feedback”                                                                                                                         “Your facilitation of the Collaborative Writing Groups was particularly skillful and moved the group along deftly with wonderfully good humor.”