How to Write Successful Journal Manuscripts and Convince the Reviewer

June 15, 2016

Publishing an article in an academic journal can become a challenging task and many academics struggle with rejections. Nevertheless, getting journal manuscripts published is essential for an academic’s career and especially young scholars are seeking advice. In this webinar, Professor Dr. Dirk Lewandowski (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Professor Dr. Loet Leydesdorff (Amsterdam School of Communications Research at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Professor Dr. Isabella Peters (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics & Kiel University, Germany) will speak about their experiences from the reviewers point of view and present common shortcomings and pitfalls in preparing academic journal manuscripts. In addition, they hand out advice on how to write better journal manuscripts and answer your questions.

The webinar was presented by the European Student Chapter: http://www.asis.org/Chapters/Student/esc.

Presenters


Dirk_LewandowskiProf. Dr. Dirk Lewandowski

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dirk Lewandowski is a Professor of Information Research & Information Retrieval at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He studied library science at the School of Library Science in Stuttgart, as well as philosophy, information science, and media studies at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. His research interests are in Web Information Retrieval, search engine user behavior as well as the role that search engines play in the society. He authored and edited several books on that topic and is the editor of Aslib Journal of Information Management (formerly: Aslib Proceedings), an ISI-ranked information science journal. Furthermore he is an associate editor of Online Information Review and serves frequently as a reviewer for various journals.


Loet_LeydesdorffProf. Dr. Loet Leydesdorff

Amsterdam School of Communications Research at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loet Leydesdorff is a Professor in the Dynamics of Scientific Communication and Technological Innovation at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, a M.A. in Philosophy, and a M.Sc. in Biochemistry. His research interests are in the fields of systems theory, social network analysis, scientometrics, and the sociology of innovation. He has published extensively in these topics and also authored several books on theory and methods for understanding the dynamics of knowledge-based development. In addition, he is on the editorial boards of several journals since 1987, e.g. Scientometrics, Social Science Information, Cybermetrics, Journal of Informetrics, International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, and received the Derek de Solla Price Award for scientometrics in 2003. Since 2006 he has been Honorary Research Fellow at the Virtual Knowledge Studio of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and since 2007 Honorary Fellow of SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research of the University of Sussex.


1-ZBW-isbella-petersProf. Dr. Isabella Peters
ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics & Kiel University, Germany
Isabella Peters is a Professor of Web Science at the ZBW (German National Library of Economics) Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and Kiel University, Germany. She studied German Linguistics, German Literature, and Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. In her research she studies social media and Web 2.0 (with focus on user generated content), Science 2.0, scholarly communication on the social web, altmetrics, knowledge management and information retrieval. She reviews for a couple of international journals and conferences, e.g. PloS One, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Aslib Proceedings, Webology, Social Information Research, International Symposium of Information Science, Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Furthermore she is on the editorial board of the international peer-reviewed journal Webology.


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