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Prof. Dr. Seamus Hegarty

University of Warwick, UK

Editor, European Journal of Special Needs Education (SSCI)

 Seminar Title: “So You Want to Get Published!”

Bio: Seamus Hegarty is a visiting professor at the University of Warwick. He served as Director of the National Foundation for Educational Research for twelve years until his retirement in 2005.  He served as Chair of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) from 2005-12. He has written and co-authored more than 20 books plus numerous reports and papers.  He has edited the European Journal of Special Needs Education since founding it 34 years ago. He edited Educational Research for 21 years and has served on editorial/advisory panels for numerous other international journals. He has advised UNESCO and other international bodies on special needs issues for over 30 years. He prepared briefing papers and was Principal Academic Adviser for the Salamanca World Conference in 1994. He was appointed to the National Council for Special Education in Ireland, a statutory body, where he held the portfolio for research and dissemination (2007-2012). He is a member of the Learning Indicators Task Force of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) which is tasked with resolving the technical measurement issues surrounding Sustainable Development Goal 4.1. He chaired the Working Standards Group within the Learning Metrics Task Force under the aegis of Brookings and UIS. He was a member of the Advisory Board for the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills project launched by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft. Seamus has been awarded honorary doctorates by the universities of London, Oxford Brookes and York.  He is a Doctor honoris causa of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a Fellow of the College of Preceptors. He is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. In 2011 he was elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

 Abstract: What happens to your paper when you submit it to an academic journal? Who decides? What do editors do anyway? Can you increase your chances of getting accepted? Seamus Hegarty has long experience of writing, editing and publishing. He will share his insights into the publishing process and explain how editorial decisions are taken. This will give some Dos and Don’ts for successful publishing and maybe help you share your research findings with a wider audience. Seamus Hegarty has published numerous books, research reports and journal articles. He has edited the European Journal of Special Needs Education since founding it 34 years ago. He edited Educational Research for 21 years and has served on editorial/advisory panels for numerous other international journals. He has advised on research strategy and reviewed research proposal and reports for research bodies and universities around the globe. As Chair of the IEA’s Publications and Editorial Committee, he is responsible for quality assurance of IEA publications.

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