Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication held a master class on "Academic Literacy and Publishing Skills" by specialist in academic writing Dr. Sidury Christiansen (University of Texas in San Antonio) on April 16, 2018. More than 170 teachers of higher and secondary schools, young scientists of KFU and other universities took part in this event. Dr. Christiansen conducted two seminars on the topics "How to ensure qualitative research meets international standards" and "How to effectively write methodology section". During the seminars, the lecturer urged not to be afraid of criticism of the journals’ editorial board and to derive the maximum benefit for improving the quality of the articles. Dr. Christensen's experience will contribute to the quality of scientific paper and allow to publish them in high-ranking journals.