What I wish I had known about publishing

Free online PhD Masterclass

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PhD Masterclass

What I wish I had known about publishing

During the Masterclass, I will share my insights into publishing as a first author for academic journals.

Some questions for you:

  • Are you planning on publishing your research for the first time?
  • Would you like to know more about the publication process?
  • Do you feel insecure about where to start?

If the answer to one of the above questions is YES, then this free Masterclass is created for you!

You will also have the chance to ask questions about publishing your work.

Sounds good? Then sign up now via the button on this webpage and I will send you the link to join our video call.

See you there,


P.S. Can’t be there in person during the Masterclass? Make sure to sign up, and I will send you the recordings.

I do have >7 years of academic research experience

Hi, I am Tonke, a scientist myself.

I hold a PhD in medical engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. After my PhD, I worked as a postdoc in a hospital and did clinical research. I have done it all: I published in many academic journals, received an award for best oral presentation at a conference, and got my PhD title.

But I also know the other side: feeling insecure about where to start and how to continue, having a massive writer’s block, and another sleepless night about my rejected manuscript…

So, after all these years of research experience, I decided in 2020 to start my own business “Doctor Tonke”. I have helped over 400 PhD students become independent and confident researchers by offering academic support.

My Masterclasses are free and usually joined by more than 50 researchers!

I would love to join!

After this 1-hour masterclass…


You will know all the steps involved in the publication process



You will know how an online submission system works as I will share videos of an actual paper submission



You will feel more confident about starting your publication process as a first author

What others say about my PhD Masterclasses

“I really appreciated your openness and honesty and sharing your personal experience – it is not common in academia”