Call for Workshops

In the interest of making our conference a real place to exchange ideas and experience in a creative way, the MIC 2017 offer its participants the opportunity to propose workshops. More information available in the Call for Workshops. The Call for Workshops is open by 24 March 2017.

Preliminary list of workshops at the MIC 2017:

Doctoral Students' Workshop provides an opportunity for doctoral students, young researchers and postdocs to gain new knowledge and skills on academic writing for publishing scientific papers in international journals. 

Message-driven Writing: A Technique for Bringing Order to the Creative Process

Matija Vodopivec, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management

Štefan Bojnec, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management

The workshop will be divided in two parts. Dr. Štefan Bojnec will in the first part of the workshop shortly present how to publish in economic and business journals. In the continuation of the workshop, moderated by Matija Vodopivec, participants will discuss the message-driven writing technique - a technique where the main message dictates the structure of the text and its content. This technique is in fact commonly used by experienced researchers, and it will be presented in an accessible, clear and useful manner. Because writing is a creative process, it is always demanding and often frustrating -- but with the help of this workshop, we will show how it can be made less stressful and more productive. 
The PhD workshop will also cover the following topics:
  • Planning the content: how to formulate the main message, constructing thematic and extended outlines, and the content of individual sections
  • Drafting and editing: writing the first draft, revising, editing, and tips on writing paragraphs.
  • Publishing: what editors seek, selecting journals, and the process of revising.


 Time and location Friday, 26 May 201712.30-14.00 and 15.00-16.30 | Dalia

Participation is included in the conference fee.

Contemporary Challenges of Quality Evaluation and Quality Assurance of Scientific Papers    

Katarina Krapež, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management

Roundtable will focus on quality criteria in scientific publishing, specifically on the role of the editor to ensure and sustain high quality standards of the journal.

Structure & Topics: Roundtable will consist of two parts. Introductory part will summarize the results of a recent International survey among 258 editors of the scientific journals from 42 countries with the regard to understanding quality criteria in academic publishing. In subsequent debate, editors will be invited to share best practices and experiences as well as discuss quality issues in regard to:

-      The editorial team and organization of the work in the office;

-      Relationship between the publisher and the editorial team;

-      Publication model of the journal (open, closed, hybrid);

-      Opportunities and risks of the digitalization of the scientific journals;

-      Responsibilities and accountabilities of the editor’s work in relation to the compensation for their work;

-      Review process (assigning a reviewer, communication of the quality standards to the reviewers, delays in the review process, motivation of reviewers).

Invited Audience: The roundtable is intended for all who are interested in behind the scenes happenings in editorial boards of scientific journals. Useful tips can expect both young authors as well as experienced writers or editors.  

 Time and location Friday, 26 May 2017 | 16.30-17.30 | Dalia

Participation is included in the conference fee.

Challenges of digital era for its users

Benjamin Lesjak, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management

The workshop is aimed to  discuss major challenges regarding personal data protection, privacy and information security especially from the user perspective. Participants of the workshop will be actively involved in filling certain on-line quizzes and gain the minimum knowledge regarding how to more safely and responsibly use internet, smart phones and other information communication technology at their everyday work and personal life.

Time and location Thursday, 25 May 2017 | 17.00-18.30 | Dalia

Participation is included in the conference fee.


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