Publication Bootcamp: Summer 2020 Edition

Want to publish but find yourself getting caught up in other obligations? Worried about the summer productivity slump? Need a group to workshop your paper with? Look no further. The Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invite all graduate students and postdocs to join a 12-Week Summer Publication Bootcamp!

Join Dr. Sarah Tynen (pictured here) for our bootcamp to commit to a weekly meeting all summer to finally get the accountability you need. We will use strategies from experts, small goals and daily progress to finish your most recent paper.

While the outcomes of the bootcamp will be greatly improved with consistent weekly attendance, perfect attendance is not required. 


What is it? 

  • A 12-week program based on the book "Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks" by Wendy Belcher

  • Weekly 1-hour Zoom meetings with other graduate students and postdocs

  • Step-by-step process of converting a conference paper or dissertation chapter into a publishable journal article 

  • Learn how to advance your argument, select a journal, and much more

  • Work with your peers on brainstorming and editing your work


  • Writing in isolation is slow, painful, and ultimately damaging. This group provides a virtual space to brainstorm with your peers, as well as edit each other's work.

  • We provide accountability and structure when the usual advisers and peers are often unavailable in summer months. 

  • The art of the scholarly journal article is one of the most elusive structures and standards in the academic world. While it remains a mystery at first, it is a structure that can be taught. 

  • Publishing is the key to success on the academic job market.

Who can join?

  • Graduate students and postdocs with a course paper, conference paper or dissertation chapter they would like to publish

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Amanda J White

Amanda J White left a negative review 7/1/2020

Honestly, this last week felt like a value argument between STEM and Humanities on diversity and didn't feel productive at all.

Ginikanda Ilangakoon

Ginikanda Ilangakoon left a positive review 7/1/2020

Thanks for sharing great ideas and help

Lucia Escamilla Gonzalez

Lucia Escamilla Gonzalez left a positive review 7/1/2020

One of the best things about this summer :-)

Ginikanda Ilangakoon

Ginikanda Ilangakoon left a positive review 6/24/2020

It was great and thank you so much for the tips

Justin Williams

Justin Williams left a positive review 6/3/2020

Great first day, thank you! I especially appreciated the space that you held for everyone and approaching ALL aspects that influence are writing.

Erich Mark Riesen

Erich Mark Riesen left a positive review 6/3/2020

It was great!