How to Write a Journal Article

Ten Steps to Success

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How to Write a Journal Article is an online, self-paced workshop for researchers who intend to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

This workshop takes you from initial idea to first draft, through focused revision and on to submit your article to your chosen journal, breaking what can be a challenging process into ten achievable, easy to manage steps.

This ten-step process aims to develop your skills in writing for publication, focus on your key message, build your argument and home in on your contribution to your field. Make the most effective use of your writing time, enhance your understanding of what journal editors look for to increase your paper's chances of acceptance and publication.



All writing is communication.

Workshop Overview

This practical workshop uses video tutorials, exercises, examples and downloadable checklists to guide you through each of the ten steps:


  • Step 1: Get Organized
  • Step 2: What’s Your Contribution?
  • Step 3: Where to Publish?
  • Step 4: Outline
  • Step 5: Title and Abstract

First draft

  • Step 6: Introduction and Conclusion
  • Step 7: Body

Revision and submission

  • Step 8: Hide it Away!
  • Step 9: Revise
  • Step 10: Submit Your Article

Where next?

What you will gain if you complete the ten steps:

  • A journal article ready to submit to your chosen journal
  • Sustainable writing practices to suit your individual circumstances
  • A process you can apply to write any scholarly publication, present or future

Your Instructor

Dr Ruth Belling
Dr Ruth Belling

A researcher and evaluator with 20+ years' experience managing successful research projects and programmes.

I've spent much of my research career helping students and colleagues achieve their research aims, supervising successful PhD and Professional Doctorate students, writing funding proposals, presenting and publishing research, and helping to develop the research skills and capabilities of researchers who are just getting started in their careers.

Here at Evaluation Works, we're on a mission to help researchers succeed. Ready to take your skills to the next level? Our online programmes are designed by researchers for researchers everywhere. Come and join us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
All courses start now and never end! This is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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