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Academic publishing: Answering all your questions

How can I publish my research open access? What exactly is a post-print? And why does peer review take so long? Answering all your questions and more, this event will bring together a panel of experienced editors and authors to discuss what education researchers need to know about academic publishing.

Working across a range of education research outputs published by BERA, including journals, books, blogs, podcasts and magazines, panellists will explore the publishing process for each publication type. These short opening presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, covering a broad range of issues in academic publishing, such as open access, peer reviewing, editing opportunities and impactful dissemination. Audience members are invited to bring along their questions for the panellists and contribute to the conversation.

Led by the Chair of BERA’s Publications Committee, the event will showcase BERA’s publications portfolio and the opportunities available to both members and non-members to publish with BERA.


16:00 Welcome and introductions
Ros McLellan, University of Cambridge
16:05 Opening presentations
Exploring the publishing process for journals, blogs, scholarly books, BERA’s Research Intelligence magazine & podcasts

Panel discussion

Alison Fox, Open University; Kate Mawson, Nottingham Trent University; Sin Wang Chong, University of St Andrews; Michelle Jayman, University of Roehampton; Aimee Quickfall, Leeds Trinity University; Jonathan Glazzard, Edge Hill University

18:00 Close of event

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Chair and Speakers

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Ros McLellan, Dr

Associate Professor at University of Cambridge

Ros McLellan taught psychology and mathematics in the secondary schooling sector for a number of years before joining the Faculty. Her background is in psychology and she is a graduate member of the British Psychology Society. She has always been...

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Alison Fox, Dr

Senior Lecturer at The Open University

Dr Alison Fox is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Open University in the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport, an Associate Head of School (Research and Knowledge Exchange), chair of the University’s Human Research Ethics...

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Kate Mawson, Dr

Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University

Dr Kate Mawson has significant teaching experience across a range of institutions and has worked in Secondary and higher Education institutions since 2002. Kate is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Founding Fellow of the...

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Sin-Wang Chong, Professor

Director of Impact and Innovation at University of St Andrews

Sin Wang (Ph.D., SFHEA, FRSA) is Director of Impact and Innovation, and Affiliated TESOL Scholar at the International Education Institute, University of St Andrews and Head of Evidence Synthesis at the National Institute of Teaching in England....

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Michelle Jayman, Dr

Researcher/Lecturer at University of Roehampton

Michelle Jayman is a developmental psychologist with a strong background in education and extensive work experience in schools. She is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton and a Champion for the British Psychological Society...

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Aimee Quickfall, Dr

Head of School - Teacher Education at Leeds Trinity University

Aimee is Head of the School of Teacher Education at Leeds Trinity University, one of the BERA SIG leads for Mental Health and Wellbeing, and a member of the BERA Conference Committee. Her research interests are well-being and workload in...

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Jonathan Glazzard, Professor

Professor and Head of Department at Edge Hill University

Jonathan Glazzard is Professor of Teacher Education and Head of Department of Primary and Childhood Education at Edge Hill University. He is Director for the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and he researches mental health, disability and...