Country-wide Series of Workshops in Lithuania on Academic Publishing
Kaunas, Lithuania: Enago, in collaboration with Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) and Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), organized a series of workshops for researchers across Lithuania. The workshop sessions were attended by over 450+ researchers and professors from different research backgrounds.
The first session on Academic Publishing touched on the importance of publishing papers in English, before presenting practical advice and quick tips on effectively using academic English to write better scientific manuscripts. Other points addressed in detail included the importance of a good literature review, effective planning and preparation of manuscripts for publication, selecting the right journal, and correctly structuring papers and references before initial submission. The next session was on How to Deal with Journal Rejection, where the audience was explained why manuscripts are rejected by journals and given clarifications on how the peer review process works, along with listing the obvious mistakes authors should avoid in order to prevent a rejection. The ultimate aim of this session was to help researchers maintain a positive outlook while dealing with journal rejection, equipping them with the tools to resubmit with confidence.
“This interactive workshop was specifically designed for Lithuanian researchers to gain better understanding of academic publishing and learn the nuances of the various stages involved in order to increase their chances of publication in the English language,” said Rajiv Shirke, Vice President, Global Operations, Enago.
Eleonora Dagienė, Director of VGTU Press, commented: “We appreciate Enago for organising such successful workshops here in Lithuania. The topic covered was a crucial one and the participants did not have a notion of the aspects involved in the publication process. This has also raised the overall level of inquisitiveness, which is always beneficial as VGTU maintains its educational role while VGTU Press works on ensuring the quality of publications. The positive feedback and acknowledgement continues to flow in, and I can conclude that the objective has been fully accomplished.”
Dr. Ieva Cesevièiute, Head of Research Information Services, KTU, added: “English is the international language of science. The expertise shared by Enago has given Lithuanian academics the opportunity to increase their international publishing potential, and therefore, will reaffirm Lithuania’s standing on the scientific stage.”
About the Speaker: Duncan Nicholas, Publication and Training Consultant for Enago Academy, is a distinguished publishing expert, consultant, and trainer. As Managing Editor at the Taylor and Francis Group, he helped establish editorial and peer review processes for a variety of journals. He is also a member of ISMTE and EASE, which focus on increasing professional networking within the scholarly publishing community as well as help establish best practices amongst publishers and journals. He has conducted numerous training programs on various topics related to scholarly publishing, including open science, journal metrics, publication ethics, peer review, and challenges in academic writing for ESL authors.