Journal Article Writing Boot Camp

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Journal Article Writing Boot Camp

2023 dates:

  • Feb 8, 9, 10  *hybrid*
  • Nov 8, 9, 10 *fully online* 

Did you promise yourself you will 'finish that paper' and somehow it doesn't happen?

Want to make sure it will?

Join our three-day, online journal article writing boot camp. These days we’re expected to produce a lot of writing and make sure people read it – not easy when journals have 20% acceptance rates. You’ll learn to efficiently structure and write an article or book chapter, avoid a desk reject and make sure the final work is titled in such a way that it comes up in Google searches. This bootcamp will include short segments of teaching and time to write.


Feb 8-10 with Professor Inger Mewburn (better known as @thesiswhisperer)

Inger has published multiple books, including two on academic writing, and authored over 27 peer reviewed journal articles, conference papers and book chapters. She does all this 'proper' academic writing and still manages to write 30K words per annum on her blog, which she has maintained for the last 10 years. She doesn't always love writing, but she knows how to get writing projects done and will share her productivity secrets over three days of this intensive writing workshop.


November 8-10 with Dr Cally Guerin

Cally has has been teaching, researching and publishing on doctoral education since 2008. She has extensive experience as an author of journal articles, as a reviewer for academic journals, and as an Editorial Board member of several academic journals (currently as Executive Editor of Higher Education Research & Development). 


The format will be a three-day Zoom meeting, strictly limited to 30 people from The Australian National University. This opportunity is available to PhD and MPhil candidates and Postdocs. There will be short 'tips and tricks' sessions where you will be shown how to impress those peer reviewers and 'shut up and write' style sessions where you have a chance to work on your manuscript in the harmonious, online company of others.

We will offer places on a first-come, first-served basis but will prioritise PhD candidates who are close to completion if there are too many applications. 

If you have a question about this boot camp, please contact Professor Inger Mewburn on or Dr Cally Guerin on