Coaching and Training Courses

In addition to full day courses on academic publishing and writing at research school, graduate centers etc., I offer customized coaching sessions for individual as well as group workshops on the following topics. The courses can be held in English or German.

Publishing strategy primer for early career academics (3h-4h)

A practical guide to academic publishing for PhD students and post-docs covering: how to find and choose between publishers; journal articles vs. book publications; strategies to improve ratings & impact through self-marketing; co-authorship; plagiarism, and other pitfalls.


Academic Writing Style Booster (3h-4h)

The best academic writing is both complex and simple. How does one achieve a good balance between these opposing needs? This practical course develops guidelines for clear and concise academic writing, covering stylistic and structural issues from word to sentence to paragraph level.


How to survive a peer review process (2-3h)

Gain full understanding of how journal article peer review processes work and how you can make them work for you. The course also includes practical guidelines on how to write a peer review yourself.


How to find the right academic journal for your research (2h-3h)

How do I choose between the many thousands of journals in the market? How do I spot predatory journals? Do rankings and Impact Factors matter for me?


Boost your publication profile (2-3h):

Covers various tactics to grow an academic author’s visibility and output, among which: Co-authorship, article recycling, smart citing & referencing, optimizing titles and abstracts for findability, and many more.


How to find an academic publisher (2h-3h)

Core questions: What publisher is the best fit for my work and my career? What criteria should l use when evaluating an academic press? How do I approach my publisher of choice?


Inside Academic Book Publishing (2-3h)

A complete roadmap through the book publication process from filling in a book proposal form via the peer review process to production and marketing. This course also provides an insight into a publisher’s decision-making processes.


Open Access Publishing (2h)

Open Access is the present and future of academic publishing for both journals and books, but OA publication offers differ widely in quality and price. What matters in OA publications, what level of OA fees are fair, and how does one find funding to cover them?


Publishing Rights Primer (2h)

Core questions: What exactly is a copyright? What is an author of an academic publication allowed to do with their own materials? How does one clear reproduction rights for third-party images and texts?