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Publishing Skills Booking Form

Publishing Skills Training for PGRs


Portfolio: An E-Journal for Postgraduate Research in Visual Arts and Culture


February 11-12, 2010


Registration Form


Name with Title:


Department /University (where applicable):


Correspondence Address:







Phone Number:




Do you have any special dietary requirements?  Yes/No


Do you have any special access requirements?  Yes/No


Cheque (made payable to Northumbria University) enclosed for £


Credit/Debit Card (Visa or Mastercard only)


Card Type:


Name of Cardholder:

Number on Card:

Issue Date:

Expiry Date:

Issue Number:

Security Number:


Will you be attending the training (mandatory for journal participation):  Thursday 1-5, Friday 10-5


Yes              No


Will you be participating on the e-journal (both days attendance required):


Peer Reviewer                       Editor


Fees:     £5 waived for Portfolio participants


Travel fees covered for up to 8 Portfolio participants on a first come first served basis

Estimated Travel costs:


Please send completed and signed forms by February 1st, 2010

To: FAO Carla Cesare, PGR Publishing Skills Training, Lipman 128, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

E-mail –

Publishing Skills Training for PGRs


February 11-12, 2010

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Northumbria University





Northumbria University, through the AHRC Beyond Text scheme, will be 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 program comprises of an initial start-up training including topics such as:

·         journal management

·         peer review best practices

·         marketing

·         copyright issues


This session will also include the introduction and development of the new Portfolio: an e-journal for postgraduate research in visual arts and culture.  Anyone interested in participating as an editor or peer-reviewer is required to attend. 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. Additional technical web training will be provided for those involved with Portfolio with the intent that upon their return they will 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.

Space is limited.

                                                Reserve your place by February 1, 2010


                                           Please contact:


           It is open to all UK PGRS interested in learning publishing skills.


Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.