Summer School: Writing workshop on publishing in scientific journals and in the field of knowledge transfer related to Eastern Europe

After the successful writing workshop last summer, the Leipzig regional group of Junge DGO, the young academics’ organisation within the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V. (German Society for Eastern European Studies), and EEGA again worked together in encouraging and supporting young scholars on their way to being published in scientific journals and to publish in the field of knowledge transfer.

The workshop on the 13th of July 2023 at GWZO (Leipzig) was divided into two parts. In the first public part, moderated by Anne Kluger (University of Münster, Junge DGO), Katharina Kucher (IOS) and Fabian Burkhardt (IOS) presented the “Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas” and the “Russland- Analysen” and “Ukraine-Analysen” (as part of the Länder-Analysen consortium). As a historical journal, “Jahrbücher” contains articles (mostly in German and English) that undergo a double blind peer review process, book reviews and research reports. They are published quarterly in print and online. The “Länder-Analysen”, on the other hand, offer twice-monthly analyses and commentaries on current political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Eastern Europe. The articles that are written by academics and experts are accessible online and aimed at the interested public.

In the second part of the workshop, the participants worked in separate groups under the guidance of the two experts. Questions such as what makes a good text and which criteria have to be observed in order to write a scientific journal article or transfer contribution were discussed intensively.

In a final reflection round, moderated by Paula Seidel (Centre Marc Bloch, Junge DGO), the impressions of the day were collected and debated. The participants shared the highlights of their respective workshops with those from the other group. Strategies to become visible as a young scholar and the best timing for the first publication were especially important topics. The workshop day ended with an informal get-together at Café Madrid, Leipzig.

See here the complete programme.

More detailed information are available in the event report.

You can get some photographic impressions in our picture gallery: