Strategies for Getting Published and Editor’s Advice

Years: 2,3


This session deals with the challenges associated with establishing yourself as an author, including making choices about when and where to publish, how to position yourself so that you have opportunities to publish and how to navigate the article submission process.

You will learn about the role of open access publication, peer review, the COPE principles for ethical publishing, challenges that PhD researchers face when starting to publish and insight into the editor’s role as an expert in research publication.

By the end of the session participants will understand the publication process from an editor’s perspective and be able to develop an action plan for publishing during and immediately following their PhD.

PhD Researcher Feedback (2018)

  • This was an excellent course providing knowledge of the academic publishing world. Would definitely recommend this to other PhD researchers.
  • Excellent class. The best I've had here so far.
  • It was great to get an 'inside' view of the publishing process. I found this class really informative and definitely worth taking the time to attend.

Booking Instructions

Bookings for workshops are via PhD Manager:

Please click on Calendar (on the left hand side) where all the events are listed.

PhD Manager will hold your booking and attendance records for all Researcher Development activities.


  • Professor Marie Murphy

    Marie is Professor of Exercise and Health, Dean of Postgraduate Research and Director of the Ulster Doctoral College. She graduated from Ulster with a BA (Hons) Sport & Leisure and PGCE in Physical Education and was awarded an MSc in Sports Science and a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University. Marie’s research focuses on the effect of physical activity and exercise, in particular walking, on health and uses multidisciplinary approach that has included outcome measures ranging from the behavioural to the biochemical. Her work has contributed to the evidence base underlying the current physical activity guidelines in the US, UK and Ireland and she was a co-author of the UK guidelines by the 4 Chief Medical Officers in the report  “Start Active Stay Active” (DoH 2011). She is a member of the Chief Medical Officer’s expert advisory group on physical activity. Marie is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is on the Board of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) and the WHO Europe Health Enhancing Physical Activity Steering Committee (HEPA Europe). She is on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Sports Sciences (JSS) and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA).  Marie was a member of the 13 strong REF2014 sub-panel for Sport & Exercise Sciences Leisure & Tourism and has recently been appointed as sub-panel Chair for REF2022.

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain C of the Vitae Framework: Engagement, influence and impact which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • D1: Working with others
  • D2: Communication and dissemination
  • D3: Engagement and impact
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework