Academic Writing in Information Systems research

29.10.2019 (All day) to 30.10.2019 (All day)


Academic writing is an important skill for everyone who aims to publish in academic journals, conferences or book chapters. This course provides guidance on how to write good academic articles that have a chance to make it into review and survive the process. The course covers the building blocks in academic writing from the macro to the micro level. That is, it provides knowledge how to structure sections, paragraphs, and sentences in an academic article. During the course, students will learn the most critical parts of each section of the paper where reviewers put their attention. This includes also ideas and strategies to increase consistency, coherence, and flow of the academic text. In addition, the course also provides ideas for dealing with and answering reviewer comments. Generally, the aim is tackle “easy mistakes” already during the writing process, give practical tips for the academic writing, and improve the quality of papers.

Short Bio

Arto Ojala is working as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He is also Adjunct Professor in Software Business at the Tampere University. Ojala’s research is at the cross-section of information systems, entrepreneurship, and international business. He has published in  Information Systems Journal, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of International Marketing, IEEE Software, IT Professional among others. Ojala is also working as co-editor for Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Jyväskylä.

Last updated: 20.6.2019