Virtual WiP: Roundtable on Getting your Article Published

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 13th session of the 2020 Spring Series of the Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series, now celebrating its 10th year!

Given the continuing COVID19 situation, we will once again hold the Works-in-Progress session virtually. The meeting link will be posted on the WiP Facebook page on the day of the talk. Alternatively, please RSVP to georgia[at] to receive the meeting link.

Round-table on Academic Publishing – How to Get Your Article Published!

Date: July 1, 2020, at 18:30
Virtual venue: RSVP to georgia[at]

As a tie in with the 6th CRRC Methods Conference (, the conference keynote speaker Prof. Julie George of Queens College, CUNY will discuss with conference organizer David Sichinava of CRRC and moderator Timothy Blauvelt of American Councils how to get academic work published, including the ins and outs of academic publishing, selecting the appropriate venues, making submissions, peer review, increasing impact, and the challenges faced by local scholars.

Julie A. George is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Queens College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She is currently also Visiting Associate Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She specializes in ethnic and national politics, state-building, and regime transformation in post-communist states, particularly in the Caucasus. She has been funded by Fulbright and IREX and has published articles in Electoral Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, among others. Her book, Ethnic Separatism in Russia and Georgia was published in 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan. She received her PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on several editorial boards internationally, including Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Problems of Post-communism, and Caucasus Survey.

David Sichinava is Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Geography at Tbilisi State University, an invited lecturer of the International School of Economics of Tbilisi (ISET), and is Research Director at CRRC-Georgia. He has published many studies, chapters, and articles, including in Eurasian Geography and Economics, Caucasus Analytical Digest, Post-Socialist Urban Infrastructures.

Timothy Blauvelt is Regional Director for the South Caucasus at American Councils for International Education and is also Professor of Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies at Ilia State University. He has published more than two dozen articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of Central Asian Survey and of Caucasus Survey.

Although this presentation will take place in virtual format, in observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule to which the series generally adheres, the talk will not be recorded and we courteously request that the other participants refrain from recording and/or distributing it as well.

WiP is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the new office of CRRC at Liziko Kavtaradze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.