|This PhD seminar aims at promoting and facilitating the publication process in social science journals. The lectures will focus on laying out the foundations of a successful publication strategy in peer reviewed journals. Aspects that are discussed: defining target journal and audience; what is and what is not a theoretical contribution; the mix of academic rigor and relevance; different research paradigms. Based on relevant sources in the literature tips and tricks for academic publishing are presented and discussed. Each PhD student presents a short introduction to a research paper in class; based on this he/she receives feedback regarding aspects such as contribution to the literature; adequacy of the research question; the hook of the proposed research setting. Finally, practical guidance how to deal with reviews is provided based on real reviewers’ comments, editors´ decisions, and authors´ response letters.