Writing by the Hill 24−25 March 2021, ONLINE WORKSHOP
An Article Workshop for Doctoral Researchers organised by the FinEd Network

The Finnish Multidisciplinary Doctoral Training Network on Educational Sciences (FinEd) organises an article workshop for the doctoral researchers of its member units on 24−25 March 2021. The aim of the workshop is to offer additional support and guidance for doctoral researchers’ academic writing and publishing process. Furthermore, the FinEd Network wants to enhance networking among the junior and senior researchers in Finland.

During the workshop article drafts are discussed in small groups led by the mentors of the FinEd Network. Participants receive comments on their articles from their peers and the mentors. The workshop also includes lectures on an academic writing process and an international publishing process. The language of the workshop is English, but the articles can also be in Finnish.

The participants of the workshop are required to commit themselves to the article writing process and to reading and commenting on the article drafts of the other participants, as well as taking part of the workshop in Rovaniemi. The maximum number of participants will be 24 doctoral researchers.

Important dates
2 October: Deadline for applications (abstract) Registration* HERE
9 October: Notices of acceptance for the participants  
January 31st: Submit your article draft for the workshop (All accepted participants have a key to the FinEd Moodle environment). Please note that your article does not have to be finished!
24−25 March 2021: ONLINE WORKSHOP

Preliminary programme 24–25 March 2021
*To be updated for the online workshop
Wednesday, 24 March
09:00 – 9:30 Welcome to the workshop
Prof. Heli Ruokamo & Dr. Marjaana Kangas, University of Lapland
09:30 – 11:00 Lecture: Academic writing process
Prof. Kai Hakkarainen & Prof. Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, University of Helsinki
11:00 – 11:30 Discussion and reflection
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 14:00 Parallel Workshops 
14:00 – 14:30 Coffee break
14:30 – 16:00 Parallel Workshops
16:00 -18:00 Break
18:00 Get-together & Video lecture: Prof. Päivi Atjonen, University of Eastern Finland

Thursday, 25 March 
9:00 – 9:30 Lecture: “Getting it out there” – pondering on the experiences of a journal “gatekeeper”
Prof. Yngve Nordkvelle, Inland Norway University College of Applied Sciences
9:30 –11:00 Writing workshop

Who can apply?

A doctoral researcher who

  • is conducting her/his studies in the member unit of the FinEd Network (,
  • is writing a scientific article connected with her/his doctoral study (but the article does not have to be a part of the dissertation) and is planning to submit it in 2020–2021
  • is the first writer of the article in question, and has a consent of the other writers to participate in the workshop,
  • has a recommendation from her/his supervisor,
  • is able to commit to the writing process and the workshop during in autumn 2020.

Contact information
Marjaana Kangas,

For additional information about travelling, please contact:
Rovaniemi-Lapland Congresses
Tel. +358 (0)40 484 4462 and +358 (0)40 515 6544

Further information on the FinEd Network:


Writing by the Lake 9−10 May 2019, Tampere

Satu Uusiautti explained in her lecture what atelodemiourgiopapyrophobia means.

In May 2019, the FinEd network organized an article workshop for doctoral researchers of the member units. The purpose of the article workshop was to provide additional support and feedback to the doctoral researchers who are in the middle of writing a scientific article. The workshop also included a lecture by Professor Satu Uusiautti on the academic publication process and a lecture by Associate Professor Zsuzsa Millei on scientific writing. In addition, the workshop was an opportunity to get peer support and network with other researchers.

Thanks to all workshop participants!