Call for abstracts - PGN 'Meet the Editors' event 2023

Meet the Editors at BISA 2023 Conference, Glasgow 21-23 June 2023

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The Postgraduate Network (PGN) is excited to announce our flagship event of the academic year! 

Are you looking towards your first publication in a peer-reviewed journal but don’t know where to start? Do you have a tricky draft article that you just can’t seem to get right? Are you feeling intimidated or overwhelmed by the publication and review process?

One-to-One MtE sessions are back to provide PGRs and ECRs with the invaluable opportunity to receive tailored feedback on draft articles from the editorial teams of leading journals from across the discipline. 

We invite BISA PGN members to submit abstracts of works-in-progress for consideration for these one-to-one events.


There will be two typologies of one-to-one events – one held virtually and one held in-person during the main conference in Glasgow. The date and time for the meeting in both formats can be discussed amongst the respective editors and participants based on their convenience

Participants will benefit from a 30-minute one-to-one meeting with the editor(s) of the journal, who will have read their draft paper in full prior to the event. The editors will provide detailed feedback on the work – covering the substance of the article itself, as well as advice on how to prepare the piece for publication.*

Some of the esteemed journals that will be participating are as follows:

How to apply

By Friday 1 April 2023, please submit as one document to

  • An article abstract of no more than 250 words;
  • A supporting statement of no more than 250 words, indicating how you would benefit from participating in the event, whether this is your first publication, and confirming that you have a draft article for our editors to read;
  • An indication of whether you would prefer to participate online or in-person;
  • A letter of reference from your PhD supervisor (or other academic referee if you are a post-PhD ECR) confirming that you would benefit from one-to-one feedback on your article.

Submissions will be judged by the BISA PGN Committee in consultation with our editorial team. Factors considered will include the quality of the work and its relative readiness for publication, whether or not this article will be your first published piece, the suitability of the article for your preferred journals, and the extent to which you are likely to benefit from the feedback on offer. You can still participate if you have prior publications. Each application will be assessed individually and, in the unlikely scenario in which two otherwise equal submissions are competing for one place on the programme, we may give priority to an unpublished applicant over a published one.

You do not need to be registered for BISA 2023 Conference to apply, but you will need to do so if your abstract is accepted for the in-person Meet the Editors typology. Click here to discover how to register for the conference. The registration deadline for those who are only attending and not participating in any of the panels will be released later. Notices of acceptance will be sent out soon after the deadline for application.


If you have any questions about the event and how to apply, please e-mail us at If you face any barriers to meeting the application requirements as outlined above, please get in touch with us and we will endeavour to accommodate your submission.

For more information on the conference itself, visit:

*Please note that participating in our Meet the Editors events does not constitute a guaranteed route to publication. The purpose of this event is to provide tailored feedback and advice in developing your work. Any offers of further collaboration or assistance after the event will be entirely at the discretion of the participating editors.


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