Similar in scope with the workshop conducted in Baku in May 2019, the main purpose of the workshop was to improve the academic writing skills of graduate students who pursue a Ph.D. degree in Isfahan University and introduce submission, evaluation, and publication procedures of scholarly journals to them.
Prof. Dr. Ali Ekber Şahin of Hacettepe University, Ankara, conducted the workshop with the participation of around 50 academics and students. The 3-hour workshop consisted of three sessions. In the first session, Prof. Şahin interactively explained the writing and organization processes of a scholarly article, namely formulation of a research question, literature review, hypotheses, case selection, and methods of data collection and analysis. In the second session, Prof. Şahin explained the submission and revision processes and gave tips about how to correspond with the journal editors through the examples. In the final session, the students were able to ask questions and commented on their experiences.
ECOEI plans to expand this event to other universities in the ECOEI region to contribute to the academic output of the young scholars in the ECOEI Member States.