How to write
an academic paper


This is a website for anybody who wants to write and publish an article in an academic journal. The journal article is the main form we academics have to communicate our ideas and our research to our peers. In this website I compile thoughts, tips, and resources for mastering the art of writing a good academic paper and getting it published. I will share my experience as an author and reviewer and ask successful colleagues for theirs. Follow this website, and over the next months, you will find advise on themes, such as:

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Hello, my name is Giorgos Kallis. I am an ICREA Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. I have published over one hundred peer-reviewed articles, and I have reviewed as editor, referee or as a friend many more. I have supervised some 15 PhD students, and helped scores of masters’ students turn their dissertations into publishable papers.

In this website, I share what I have learned over the years about the craft of writing and publishing a paper. And I invite colleagues who are successful writers, reviewers or journal editors to share their insights with us.

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What a good article looks like
Jeroen van den Bergh | 13 February
A clear and attractive journal article requires a great deal of preparation and self-criticism. In this post Jeroen van den Bergh shares ideas on what a good article should include.
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Getting the title right
Giorgos Kallis | 30 January
The title is the first thing you write. It is the moment you decide what is the purpose, focus and message of your article. In this post I share with you ideas on how to find a good title for your article.
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How to edit large chunks of text
Giorgos Kallis | 10 October
Drastically editing down an article to get it ready for publication can be challenging. In this blog post, I provide three tips that I have picked up throughout the years to make the task of tightening up a paper easier.
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