October 23, 2019

Aleksanteri Institute, 2nd floor Meeting Room (Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki)

Publication Strategies for PhD Students

“Publish or Perish” is a major question for many doctoral students. How to submit? How to approach editors? How to respond to peer-review comments? What are the best publication strategies and what are the traps that should be avoided? These and other questions will be highlighted in this panel with experienced authors, editors, reviewers, and supervisors discussing the opportunities and constraints of scholarly publications and the importance of publishing for doctoral students.

The panellists and their titles are:

Vladimir Gel’man: How to publish your article in a good journal: challenges and useful hints

Sanna Turoma: Linguistic strategies of academic publishing

Abel Polese: Open vs closed access, publication fees and other barriers

Olga Malinova: tbc

Please register by 9 October 16 at (e-form):

Preliminary programme:

Wednesday, 23 October

09:00-10:30  Panel on publication

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:45 Workshop on publication (max 4 papers)

For more information on the panel, please contact the coordinator of the FRRESH Network Ira Jänis-Isokangas (


Information on the panelists:

Vladimir Gel’man: Vladimir Gel’man is Professor of Russian Politics at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, and also a professor at the European University at St.Petersburg. He published extensively on Russian and post-Soviet politics and governance, and served in editorial boards of several academic journals.

Sanna Turoma: Sanna Turoma is a Senior Research Fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute. Her research and teaching interests span the interactions between culture and society, intellectual histories, and imperial and spatial knowledge production in the Eurasian context.

Abel Polese: Abel Polese is a researcher, trainer, writer, manager and fundraiser dealing with development and capacity building in Europe and Asia. He is also interested in Science Excellence, Open Science and alternatives indicators to measure science performance and is the author of “The SCOPUS Diaries and the (il)logics of Academic Survival: A Short Guide to Design Your Own Strategy and Survive Bibliometrics, Conferences, and Unreal Expectations in Academia”, a reflection on academic life, research careers and the choices and obstacles young scholars face at the beginning of their career. You can find him, and learn about next #scopusdiaries workshops, on Twitter at @Abiquitous and @scopusdiaries.

Olga Malinova:


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