12 Mar 2010 1:30pm - 5:00pm Law Faculty, Room G 24


Publishing consultant Josie Dixon will lead a workshop designed to help postdoctoral researchers present their work effectively for publication. Whether you are looking for advice on bridging the gap between PhD and first published book, or planning the publication of findings from a new postdoctoral research project, this event will give you practical guidance on how to find the right publisher and audience for your work.

The workshop is held in conjunction with an initial lecture on the current state of the academic publishing industry, designed to give an understanding of the market and conditions in which publishers operate, and how this affects the reception of publishing proposals. Attendance at the lecture is required for anyone wishing to participate in the workshop. You need to book separately for the lecture.

To apply for the workshop, please book via the Careers Service website (you need to be signed-in with Raven to get to the page). Spaces are strictly limited and advance preparation is required. To confirm your place you must email a 2-4 page summary of the research project you are considering for publication (or a book proposal of similar length, if you have one) to Dr Anne Alexander, CRASSH Postdoc Researcher Forum (raa43@cam.ac.uk). When you book online you will receive a confirmatory email BUT your place will not be finally confirmed until you send your research project summary.

Josie Dixon was Publishing Director for the Academic Division at Palgrave Macmillan until 2003, and before that worked for 11 years in commissioning and managerial roles at Cambridge University Press. She is now a publishing consultant with a special interest in training.

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