Call for Applications
The Pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop will be taking place on Monday, July 3, 2017 [12:00–21:00], and Tuesday, July 4, 2017 [9:00–22:00], 2017!
development and renewal of organizational studies research is driven by the commitment and creativity of advanced PhD students,
post-doctoral fellows and junior scholars who often explore new research questions, new methods and new phenomena of interest.
In line with EGOS special emphasis on supporting the academic development and integration of younger scholars in the academic
community(ies), this workshop aims to help junior scholars to publish and refine their writing in progress to facilitate their
academic networking; to offer support in improving junior scholars’ ability to publish; and to provide arena space for exploring
emerging issues on the cutting edge of research in different areas. The workshop will strengthen junior scholars’ involvement
with the EGOS community and help them to find their way in academia by offering an opportunity for an active exchange and
dialogue with senior academics.
Content & Objectives
This year, the Pre-Colloquium Post-doctoral and Early Creer Scholars Workshop’s activities will focus on:
- Developing a better understanding of the changing publication game
- Suggesting ways to improve your reviewing skills
- Exploring ways to improve a paper you are working on with a view to submitting it to a high quality peer-reviewed academic journal
Submitting for publication and the editorial process
Ongoing and past editors of reputable international journals will
share insights and practices on the art and craft of writing a scholarly publication. The session will include presentations,
discussions and tutored group work focusing on the participants’ draft proposals for academic journal submissions. The topics
covered will include: the academic journal article as a specific genre of scholarly publication; how to identify and develop
scholarly arguments; how to choose the appropriate audience and journal when developing a specific topic; how to overcome
typical problems when writing an academic paper; the roles of editors, referees and authors in the publishing process; discussions
of experiences with publishing; and how to review other colleagues’ manuscripts. Many of these activities will take the form
of facilitated discussions within small groups.
The reviewing process
and appreciating the review process helps scholars both as authors and as potential reviewers. You will be asked to review
a paper and reflect on your experience as a reviewer (in discussion with experienced editors and reviewers).
Time period for application:
- Start: Saturday, November 26, 2016
- End: Monday, January 9, 2017, 23:59:59 CET
To be considered for participation in the workshop, you (1) should have completed your doctoral dissertation within the last five years and (2) have to apply for admission to the workshop by uploading (via the EGOS website) a single PDF file that contains the following information:
- A short letter of application, containing name, affiliation, address (mail, phone & email), and a statement of how you wish to benefit from attending the workshop
- A curriculum vitae
- A detailed abstract (4–10 pages). Your full paper will be discussed during the workshop – and we encourage you not to submit the same paper as the one you will present at the main Colloquium!
- Please do not hesitate to explore new ideas, perspectives or framings in your paper!
- Applications that do not adhere to the above-mentioned guidelines will not be accepted; no late submissions will be allowed.
- Participants to the workshop will be selected based on the potential contributions of their papers and its fit with the faculty’s ability to discuss it and to provide useful suggestions.
- Successful applicants will be notified by February 15, 2017. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 20–25, so it is advisable to register as early as possible. – For all administrative inquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to revise and finalise their papers up to June 1, 2017 (fixed deadline!) and upload it via the website. Please note that we expect your full commitment once your application has been accepted and you have agreed to participate. Therefore, please make sure you actually are able to attend: a late cancellation effectively blocks an opportunity for one of your colleagues.
Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for
other pre-Colloquium activities – e.g., for one of the Paper Development Workshops (PDWs) or the Women’s Network Meeting 2017,
offered on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – as well as to consider the submission of a paper to one of the sub-themes at the main
EGOS Colloquium. All details are available on the EGOS website.