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Seminar: Academic Publication


Admission requirements

Compulsory for students enrolled in the RESMAAS program.


Students are introduced to various academic publication outlets and the processes and procedures involved in them. What are the major choices and decisions one has to make when preparing a publishable work? Next to content, various lay-out as well as stylistic issues are discussed.

Course objectives

To enable students make a critical and conscious use of various forms and means of dissemination of research findings.


Wednesdays 13:00-15:00 hrs

Mode of instruction

Seminar form, with introductory lectures, and expert-led debates with intensive student input; seven scientific debates and six practitioners debates

Course Load

  • The course comprises 5 EC and the total course load is thus 140 hrs

  • Three intermittent seminar meetings of 3 hrs will be organized (9 hrs)

  • 131 hrs will be spent on reading and preparing assigned tasks for each meeting

Assessment method

Evaluation of a publishable paper on a topic of a student’s choice

If a student fails to attain a pass on the basis of the evaluation of the paper, a second chance will be offered to rewrite the paper and resubmit for evaluation.


Yes. Available for registered students. Assignments, course information and feedback will be exchanged using Blackboard.


Reading list

A list of relevant literature will be compiled.


Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.


Azeb Amha
Academic Coordinator
P O Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, NL
Tel. +31-71-527-3364