Workshop on Academic Practice: Publishing

Workshops on Academic Practice
CEU Community Only
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Popper room
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 11:00am
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:40pm

The Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations invites all of its students to a workshop about academic publishing. The session is part of the Workshops on Academic Practice series, organized by the Doctoral School every year to provide additional skills-training for its PhD students.

The workshop will have two parts, a lecture, and a series of individual consultations. The lecture is open for the entire CEU community, while the individual consultations are offered for the PhD candidates of the Doctoral School. Students can sign up for specific time slots, with submitted research papers or books that they intend to publish. Registration to the individual consultations can be done by sending an email to The consultations will take place in Vigyázó Ferenc street 2, room 213, between 14:00 and 16:30.

About the topic:

The question of how to become a successful academic writer has led to a proliferation of useful and not-so-useful how-to-books that explain drastically the survival strategies of doctoral students. The speaker of this workshop, Professor Gerald Schneider argues, based on his experience as editor, frequent reviewer and author of articles on academic writing and other issues of great importance that one needs first of all to pursue a daring research project. This insight will be followed by brief expositions on i) how we can milk the funding system without corrupting ourselves, ii) how one can attend academic conferences without falling ill and iii) how the love-and-hate triangle of authors, editors, and writers work. The speaker will conclude with practical advice on how one transforms the exciting research question into an innovative article.


Schneider, G. 2007 The search for the holy grant: (Mis)allocating money in European political science. European Political Science 6(2): 160–168.
Schneider, G. 2011 How to Avoid the Seven Deadly Sins of Academic Writing. European Political Science 10(3): 337-345. 
Schneider, G. 2013 Uncle G´s Rough Guide to Academic Conferences. Unpublished Ms. (
Schneider, G. 2014 Nothing Succeeds like Success: The Past and Future of European Political Science. Political Science Research and Methods 2(2): 153-161

Gerald Schneider is Professor of International Politics and Executive Editor of “European Union Politics”. His main areas of research are European Union decision making, the causes and consequences of armed violence, the international political economy of financial markets, bargaining and conflict management. He has published around 150 articles in various journals and volumes. Schneider is President of the European Political Science Association (2013-2015) and was also in 2003-2004 Vice President of the International Studies Association.

Program schedule:

11:00-12:40 – Lecture about Academic Publishing
Venue: Monument building, Popper room
Presentation by Gerald Schneider

14:00-16:30 – Individual consultations about publishing
Venue: Vigyázó Ferenc street building, room 213
6-10 time slots of about 15-20 minutes will be available for PhD students to get feedback on their publishing proposals.