A digital seminar for doctoral students on the topic of publishing and journal selection decisions
Last week the Centre for Retail Research at Lund University held a seminar for doctoral students on the topic of publishing and journal selection decisions. The aim of the two-hour seminar was to discuss different strategies for identifying journal alternatives as well as key issues in how to select a journal for publishing one's manuscript. The focus was on publication in international peer-reviewed journals in retailing and consumption.
The seminar was run by visiting scholars from the UK: Jens Nordfält from the University of Bath and Eleonora Pantano from the University of Bristol. Each student submitted three questions relating to issues they had been considering when searching for an appropriate outlet for their work. The seminar built upon these questions, and doctoral students had a chance to discuss a variety of questions on the topic among one another and with the faculty. For example, discussions focused on questions relating to journal rankings and prestige, targeting journals and article fit, as well as the role of the editor. The role of conferences and special issues was also discussed.
The Centr for Retail Research at Lund University will hold another workshop for doctoral students in autumn 2021.