Professor Sandra Torres will lead an online seminar on writing for International peer reviewed journals in ageing
Date: 14 April 2022
Time: 15.00 – 18.00 CEST/14.00 – 17.00 BST
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It is a well-known fact that the Anglo-Saxon mentality known as ‘publish or perish’ has changed expectations on academics around the world over the past two decades. Thus, these days most of us are expected to publish in international peer-reviewed journals even though few of us have been formally trained to do so. Those of us who have managed to crack the code of this type of writing have most likely done so through trial and error, which makes teaching a new generation the ‘tricks of the trade’ particularly difficult. Against this backdrop, it is not surprising that managing all of this when teaching loads take up most of our time can become daunting (not to mention exhausting!). Add to this the fact that most of us do not have the luxury of landing external grants that allow us to focus solely on writing and we have the perfect recipe for writers’ block. This workshop addresses these realities while giving attendees invaluable insight not only on the business models and workflows that characterize high-impact international journals that rely on anonymous peer-review, but also the logics that underline the quality-control processes that these journals rely on. There are namely other dissemination channels that social scientists must also master (such as research reports, book chapters and books), and adjusting one’s writing skills to suit the specific genre that are journal articles can sometimes pose greater challenges than most anticipate. This workshop addresses therefore not only the raison d’être of different dissemination channels as well as the implications that these have for the expectations that are placed on writing the different sections that a manuscript to be submitted to an international peer-reviewed journals consists of. The workshop is designed to give you the know-how needed to craft manuscripts that can be submitted to established international (anonymous) peer-reviewed journals, while also empowering you to think about how you can develop your own writing routines in ways that are appropriate to meet the publish or perish expectations mentioned earlier.
Sandra Torres is Professor in Sociology and Chair in Social Gerontology at Uppsala University, Sweden. As a critical social gerontologist, her research problematizes old age-related constructs and deconstructs some of the taken for granted assumptions that inform research, policy and practice for the older segments of our populations. Sandra is the President of the Research Committee on Aging of the Int’l. Sociological Association (ISAs RC-11), the President of the Social-Behavioral Section of the Int’l. Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics – European Region (IAGG-ER), and co-convenes the Gerontological Society of America’s Interest Group on International Aging and Migration. Sandra was elected into the (Swedish) Royal Society of Sciences in 2016, and was awarded the status of Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America in 2017. She is the Editor-in-Chief for Ageing & Society (a Cambridge University Press journal), and has held different board-related tasks for journals such as Sociology; Journal of Aging Studies; Ethnicity and Health; Social Policy and Society; Int’l. Journal for the Study of Ageing and Later Life; Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences and Int’l. Journal of Qualitative Methods to name but a few. She has also written ad-hoc reviews for other journals for over two decades, and has lead workshops on publishing in peer-reviewed journals in countries such as Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Costa Rica, South Korea and Sweden. Prof. Torres has authored 100+ peer-reviewed publications (incl. books and book chapters), and has made 150+ presentations at int’l. conferences. Her latest sole authored book – Ethnicity & Old Age: Expanding our Imagination (Policy Press) – was awarded the Richard M. Kalish Innovative Publication Book Award by the Gerontological Society of America in 2021. Her latest co-edited collections are: Critical Gerontology for Social Workers (with Sarah Donnelly, Policy Press, 2022), and the Handbook of Migration & Aging (with Alistair Hunter, Edward Edgar Publishing, 2023).