Portfolio:an e-journal for postgraduate research in visual arts & culture
2 December 2009
Publishing Skills Training for PGRs
Portfolio: an e-journal for postgraduate research in visual arts and culture
11- 12 February 2010
School of Arts and Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Northumbria University, as part of the AHRC Beyond Text programme, is offering training to support PGR professional development relating to academic journals. Future professions for PhD students very often lie within academia and publishing, both of which require specific skills. An understanding of the processes of publishing and peer review is essential. This training will allow PGRs an opportunity to learn about the process, to develop professional standards, and to prepare for subsequent engagements within the publishing field and the practice of peer review.
The programme comprises an initial start-up training session including topics such as:
peer review best practices
This session also includes the introduction and development of Portfolio: an e-journal forpostgraduate research invisual arts and culture. Postgraduates involved in Portfolio in this start–up phase will be creating exciting opportunities to develop new publishing skills, whilst simultaneously expanding the field into newer areas of research for the analysis of visual culture today through a multi-media format. Anyone interested in participating as an editor or peer-reviewer is required to attend. Additional technical web training will be provided for those involved with Portfolio with the intention that they will then train another member of their e-journal team.
Fees: £5 waived for Portfolio participants
Travel fees covered for up to 8 Portfolio participants on a first come first serve basis.
Reserve your place by 1 February 2010 as space is limited
Please contact: Carla.Cesare@northumbria.ac.uk
This event is open to all UK PGRS interested in learning publishing skills.