China Report: A Journal of East Asian Studies, in association with Shiv Nadar University and Institute of Chinese Studies, invites applications to participate in this workshop from young researchers and academics interested in publishing their research related to China and its neighbourhood, including on India-China relations, India-China comparisons and aspects of India’s Asia policy. China Report is a peer-reviewed journal, now in its 54th year of publication, brought out by the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, in association with Sage Publications.
The objective of the workshop is to hone the skills of researchers in preparing their work for publication. While researchers and academics are under constant pressure to publish their work in scholarly journals, not just for jobs and promotions but also to qualify for doctoral degrees, many find that they have not received the training necessary to produce work of publishable quality.
The workshop will focus on issues such as: the essentials of a good scholarly article; constructing an original argument; good research methodology, particularly in the context of writing about China and Asia; the style of writing suitable for scholarly work; reviewing the work of others; plagiarism; and proofreading, editing and revising an article.
The workshop will follow an interactive method. Participants will get an intensive, hands-on training in reading, critiquing, editing and revising their own work and that of others, which will be mentored by qualified faculty.
The two pre-requisites for applying for this workshop are:
1) that the applicant should be engaged in researching and writing on some topic related to China, East Asia or an aspect of India’s Asia policy that impinges on China
2) that the applicant be prepared to spend the entire 3 days of the duration of the workshop participating in its proceedings.
Interested applicants are required to submit a synopsis (800 to 1000 words) of an article that they would like to prepare for publication.
The synopses will be screened by the organizers and selected applicants will be required to submit a full draft of their articles (5000-6000 words) prior to the commencement of the workshop. They will also be required to read the preparatory material, which will be sent to them.
Successful applicants shall be required to pay in cash Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only) as registration fee at the time of registration.
1 May 2018: deadline for receipt of synopsis of article along with covering letter giving full name, email and postal address, educational qualification and institutional affiliation of the applicant. This should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to email@example.com.
21 May 2018: notification to be sent by the organizers to those whose applications have been accepted.
22 June 2018: deadline for receipt of complete draft of article by the participant.
Outstation participants should arrive in Delhi not later than 8 July 2018, and leave Delhi not earlier than 10 pm on 11 July. They will be reimbursed for 3-tier AC train fare to and from Delhi, and will be provided with 4 nights boarding and lodging, at Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Greater Noida, UP.
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