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'Meet the Editor’ – with Prof Bettina B. Bock, Sociologia Ruralis Editor-in-Chief

Drawing on her experience as editor of the international journal Sociologia Ruralis, Prof Bettina Bock will discuss what you need to know in order to ensure success when submitting a paper.

The session is aimed particularly at PhD students and university staff in the fields of sociology, planning, geography and environmental/development studies.

Friday, 19 May

Agriculture Building 3.05, Centre for Rural Economy

16.00 – 17.30

The session will involve a discussion on issues such as:

  • What is Impact Factor? Is it important? How to choose a journal for publishing?
  • Does ‘major revision’ mean that the paper will be published?
  • What do I do if I disagree with the editor’s decision? What makes a good response letter to the editor? Do I have to change everything suggested by the reviewers?
  • What is an editorial board? Should PhD students try to get into editorial boards?

Prof Bettina B. Bock is currently Newcastle University Visiting Professor at the Centre for Rural Economy and holds positions at Wageningen and Groningen Universities.

published on: 19 May 2017