How to publish in top academic journals: Third Seminar

We were delighted to welcome Dr Catherine Welch (University of Sydney Business School) to the School of Business & Economics on 27 May. Catherine is a qualitative researcher who has also written extensively about qualitative research methodology in management and international business, particularly the case study. As well as publishing her own research, she is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Studies (among other journals) and is a frequent reviewer of qualitative manuscripts. Catherine presented a critical assessment of the use and misuse of conventions among reviewers in considering case study research and discussed recent trends in case study methodology which can assist in framing a qualitative manuscript, reworking it in the course of the review process, and communicating with reviewers. Slides are available here.



How to Publish in Top Academic Journals: New Seminar Series

Each seminar features a senior editor from a highly-ranked Business/ Economics academic journal, with a chaired discussion and Q&A session. Refreshments provided to facilitate networking and informal discussion.

• To assist colleagues across the Whitaker Institute and JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics to gain insight into publication strategies and techniques, directly from those who edit top journals in the field.
• To align with School accreditation aims, and NUIG’s Vision 2020 goals of: ‘publishing in high-impact journals’ and enhancing the ‘quality, impact and international awareness’ of our research.
• To complement existing discipline-level seminars and research mentoring activities.
• To expose early career researchers and Phd students to international best practice in publication strategies

• Both US and European journals represented, with a focus on 3*/4* and FT50
• Speakers encouraged to address specific themes [e.g. Methodology/ theory use/ Revise & resubmit strategies/ Writing styles/ Selecting a journal/ Collaborative publishing &c] along with providing general advice
• Speakers are advised that the audience is likely to be multi-disciplinary and to address comments accordingly
• To reduce costs: Heads of disciplines are asked to let us know when speakers with journal editorial positions are coming to NUIG as part of disciplinary seminar series, and to schedule additional time during their visit
• Additionally, journal editors to be invited as stand-alone seminars: we will rotate through the disciplines to ensure broad representation.
• Seminars typically 1 hour long. Some seminars may take the form of a workshop
• For each visitor: speaker proposer is responsible for hosting the guest, and liaising with the School (via Kate K) on the details
• Future and previous events posted to Whitaker website and updated regularly

Series is kindly hosted by Whitaker Institute and supported by the JE Cairnes School of Business & Economics

To see upcoming seminars in the series, click here.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Professor Kate Kenney (