Introduction to the Publication Process in Peerreviewed Journals



The seminar primarily targets PhD students in economics and business administration as well as advanced master students who are interested in an academic career. The participants learn how to successfully master different stages of publication processes in high-quality journals. Finally, the students learn how to constructively review papers and how to respond to the reviewers’ comments. The course size is limited to 20 participants.

Teaching Objectives

  • Understand the academic publication process
  • Identify relevant target journals
  • Design academic research for publication in top journals
  • Effectively interpret and respond to reviewer comments
  • Succeed in an academic career


  • Colloquium: Quality of contributions to discussion, homework (reviews and development of research designs), and in-class presentations (50%)
  • Written article review after the course week (50%)