Call for Applications
The progress of research in organizational studies relies upon the commitment and the creativity of advanced PhD students,
post-doctoral fellows and junior scholars who explore new questions, new methods and new phenomena. EGOS puts special emphasis
on supporting the academic development of younger scholars and their positioning and integration in the academic community(ies).
The purpose of this workshop is to help junior scholars to publish and to refine their paper, to facilitate their academic
socialisation, emphasize the importance and offer support in improving junior scholars’ publication capabilities, and provide
an arena for explorations of issues on the cutting edge of research in areas.
The pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop offers an active exchange, based on a dialogue among junior and senior academics who seek to strengthen junior scholars' involvement with the EGOS community and to help them in finding their ways in academia.
Content & Objectives
The pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars is organized as a two-day event, taking place on Monday and Tuesday prior to the main EGOS Colloquium 2018 in Tallinn. The workshop will focus on:
Developing a better understanding of the changing publication game
Suggesting ways to improve your reviewing skills
Exploring ways to improve a paper you are working on with a view to submitting it to a high quality peer-reviewed academic journal
Submitting for Publication and the Editorial Process
Ongoing and past editors of reputable international journals will share insights and practices on
the art and craft of writing a scholarly publication. The session will include presentations, discussions and tutored group
work, focusing on the participants’ draft proposals for academic journal submissions. The topics covered will include: the
academic journal article as a specific genre of scholarly publication; how to identify and develop scholarly arguments; how
to choose the appropriate audience and journal when developing a specific topic; how to overcome typical problems when writing
an academic paper; the roles of editors, referees and authors in the publishing process; discussions of experiences with publishing;
and how to review other colleagues’ manuscripts. Many of these activities will take the form of facilitated discussions within
The Reviewing Process
Understanding and appreciating the review process helps
scholars both as authors and as potential reviewers. You will be asked to review a paper and reflect on your experience as
a reviewer (in discussion with experienced editors and reviewers).
be considered for participation in the workshop, participants should have completed their doctoral dissertation within the
last five years.
Please apply for admission to the workshop by Monday, January 8, 2018 [23:59:59 CET] at the latest. You should do so by uploading (via the EGOS website) a single PDF file that contains the following information:
A short “Letter of Application”, containing your name, affiliation, postal address, phone & email address, plus a statement of how you wish to benefit from attending the workshop.
A curriulum vitae.
A detailed abstract (4–10 pages). Your paper will be discussed during the workshop. Furthermore, we encourage you not to submit the same paper as the one you will present in one of the sub-themes of the main Colloquium. Do not hesitate to explore new ideas, perspectives or framings in your paper.
Participants in the workshop will be selected based on the potential contributions of their paper and its fit with the faculty’s ability to discuss it and to provide useful suggestions.
Successful applicants will be notified by February 15, 2018. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 20–25, so it is advisable to register as early as possible.
Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to revise and finalize their paper up to June 15, 2018 (fixed deadline) and upload it via the EGOS website.
Please note that we expect your full commitment once your application has been accepted and you have agreed to participate: a late cancellation effectively blocks an opportunity for one of your colleagues.
Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for other pre-Colloquium activities – e.g., for one of the Paper Development Workshops (PDWs) offered on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – as well as to consider the submission of a paper to one of the sub-themes at the main EGOS Colloquium. All details are available on the EGOS website.