General Notices

Faculty of Social Sciences Academic Writing Workshop

Posted Thursday, April 01, 2021

The Department of Behavioural Sciences in collaboration with the International Sociological Association (ISA), will be hosting a virtual Academic Writing Workshop which will also include a Conversations with Regional Editors segment.  An invitation is extended to postgraduate students and academic staff within the Faculty of Social Sciences but across the three landed campuses: St. Augustine, Mona and Cave Hill. 

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May 19Academic communication: what, why, how, where? 

  • Brief intro to academic communication and its different types  
  • From abstract to presentation -and later on publication: differences between your paper and your article, and why an abstract is so important  
  • We are all evaluated: How peer review works  

May 20 - National, regional, International: under  

  • Where to publish? Tactics & strategies  
  • Proceedings for manuscript submissions: format, style, content.  
  • How to make my locally produce research an internationally relevant article  

May 21 - Dealing with rejections and revise and resubmit  

  • What a journal is expecting? What editors are looking for? What reviewers review?  
  • Common mistakes and how to overcome them.  
  • Once it didn’t work: strategies for revision and re-submission. 
Special Segment – Conversations with Regional Editors 
Presenter: Eloísa Martín,  
Vice-president of Publications, International Sociological Association Associate Professor of Sociology, United Arab Emirates University and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro 
Professor Martin is the Vice-president of Publications at the International Sociological Association and has been editor of academic journals for more than two decades. Between 2010-2017 she was the Editor of Current Sociology, when she created and implemented a successful program of Academic Writing for Global South scholars, that increased the presence of non-hegemonic authors in the journal, while moving the journal from Q3 to Q1 in Scopus ranking. Currently, she is the editor-in-chief of Springer Books Collection Popular Culture, Religion and Society. A Social-Scientific Approach. She conducted academic writing workshops at 30 universities in 25 different countries around the world. 


  • Kimberly Walcott-Robinson (Caribbean Quarterly) 
  • Rhoda Reddock (Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies) 
  • Annie Paul (Social and Economic Studies)