Online MAC Research Forum for NextGen Scholars

Save The Date NextGen Scholars in the VREF Community! We hope to see you 21 June, at the next MAC Research Forum specifically for Next Generation Scholars in mobility and access, where we will focus on:

Navigating the publication process: praxis, pitfalls and pathways

DATE: Wednesday 21 June 2023
TIME: 11.00 – 13.00 PM GMT


For young scholars, the process of writing up, submitting and publishing the results of their scholarly research in international journals can be daunting and raises many questions, issuesand challenges. What distinguishes scholarly research from other forms of knowledge, and why do the differences matter when considering publication strategies? What ethical guidelines are essential to follow when submitting one’s work? Why and how can different strategies for citing and being cited be important to consider from a long-term perspective?

The purpose of this Research Forum is to discuss challenges, issues and strategies for young African scholars when preparing scientific articles for publication, including:

  • the nature of scientific publication
  • ethics and professionalism in scientific publication
  • authorship
  • selecting a journal 
  • the writing process
  • submitting an article 
  • the rejection, revisions and acceptance phase

This Research Forum is the second virtual forum within the VREF “Mobility & Access in African Cities” (MAC) series that is specifically targeted at young SSA scholars.

Full information and a detailed program will be published the coming weeks.