Kitchen of Academic Publication

Article publication in a peer-reviewed journal is a fairly difficult process even for experienced authors. How do you choose the right journal, how do you ensure that your article is accepted for publication, how do you properly format the bibliography? We invite you to participate in a series of workshops, where you will learn about the process of publishing in Western and Russian peer-reviewed journals on social science disciplines. Workshops are held in a webinar format. Each webinar includes a presentation and a Q&A session. Follow us via Twitter #academru.


Workshop 1. «Publishing in a peer-reviewed journal: where to begin?»
Workshop facilitators: Katerina Tsetsura and Tatiana Tatarchevskiy.
Topics: This workshop will discuss ways to strategically approach the process of publication: how to choose the right journal, what does the peer-review process looks like and how to communicate with the editor.
Date: 16 September 2014, 19:00 MSK.

Workshop 2. «Cooking up the article: why do articles get rejected?»
Workshop facilitator: Tatiana Tatarchevskiy.
Topics: While working as a journal editor, Tatiana Tatarchevskiy put together a list of most common mistakes and mishaps that prevent an article from being published. In this workshop she will share the list and discuss how to avoid such mistakes.
Date: 26 September 2014, 19:00 MSK.

Workshop 3. «Article formatting recipes»
Workshop facilitator: Katerina Tsetsura.
Topics: Even the most original article is usually founded on previous research. As a rule, each journal usually has its own guidelines regarding citations and footnotes formatting. This workshop will discuss how to adhere to these formatting requirements.
Date: 1 October 2014, 19:00 MSK.

Workshop 4. «Peculiarities of the national cuisine: publishing in a national peer-reviewed journal»
Workshop facilitator: Olga Boitsova.
Topics: This workshop will highlight the differences between Russian and foreign peer-review processes: including how articles are evaluated, what evaluation criteria exist, what doesn’t influence the evaluation and why some articles get rejected from publication.
Date: 8 October 2014, 19:00 MSK.

Workshop Facilitators

Olga Boitsova
Olga Boitsova
“I have worked as a secretary of an editorial board at the “Anthropological Forum” for nine years. My job is to process all submitted articles and all reviews of these articles. I have also written reviews several times, both for my journal and for other Russian peer-review journals.”

Tatiana Tatarchevskiy
Tatiana Tatarchevskiy
“I worked for four years as a publishing editor at a U.S. journal “The Communication Review” dedicated to research in the fields of media and communication studies. In this role I received new submissions, performed preliminary review (to determine whether they should be sent to peer-reviewers), sought out reviewers and edited the articles before sending them off to the publisher. I also have a number of published articles, so I am familia with the process from the side of an author as well.”

Katerina Tsetsura
Katerina Tsetsura
“I am a professor in the field of strategic communications in University of Oklahoma. For over 10 years I have been collaborating with a number of leading academic journals in the field of communications, including Communication Theory (a leading journal in this field, where I am a member of the editorial board), Journal of Communication Management, Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and major publishers in the US and Europe. I am a frequent peer-reviewer of articles, textbooks and academic books for such publishers as Taylor & Francis and Sage, and of academic works and submissions for participation in international conferences, including AEJMC, NCA, ICA, EUPRERA.
I have vast experience working with emerging and already successful scholars, whom I assist with preparation of their works for publication. I also frequently run seminars and workshops on academic writing and research theory and methodology for graduate and post-graduate students.”

How to participate?

Can I watch a recording of a workshop? – Yes, most certainly. Workshop #1 recording is available for access free of charge. Recordings for workshops #2, #3 and #4 are available for just $9.99 each. To access the workshops you will need to log into our academic platform, choose “Kitchen of Academic Publishing”, chose the desired workshop and make a payment via PayPal. You will then automatically receive access to the chosen workshop and will be able to discuss it with the facilitators via online forum. Click here to log in.
What is included in a workshop recording? – All workshops are held in a webinar format. Duration of each webinar: 1 hour. Each webinar includes a presentation by the facilitator and a Q&A session. Each workshop page has a forum space, where you can communicate with the facilitators and ask them questions pertaining to your own projects.
Is it possible to organize similar workshops in my university? – Yes, we are happy to discuss the possible opportunities for collaboration on future workshops with instructors in your university. Please contact us at
If I have further questions about workshops, who should I contact? – You may contact our projects coordinator at with any questions 24/7!

Books we read

Andrew Abbott, "Methods of Discovery: Heuristics for the Social Sciences" Wayne C. Booth et al., "The Craft of Research" Eviatar Zerubavel, "The Clockwork Muse" Kristin Luker, "Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-glut"

Professional associations

1. International Communication Association (ICA).

2. National Communication Association (NCA)

3. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

4. American Sociological Association

5. Eastern Sociological Society