A critical aspect of the scientific process is the reporting of new results in scientific journals in order to disseminate that information to the larger community of scientists. Communication of research results contributes to the pool of knowledge within a given discipline. Scientific journals only accept papers for publication after peer review by a small group of scientists who work in the same field and who recommend the paper be published (usually with some revision).
This one day workshop, hosted by current editors of journals, offers an overview about the different components of a research paper, along with practical advice on how to structure each section and how to draft your paper. In addition, it will also focus on how to enhance your understanding of how the peer review system works, and what editors are looking for in a well-written paper.
Who should participate?
The workshop is designed for students, early career researchers, junior academics wishing to gain understanding and practical experience of writing papers for publication.
Pre-requisites: participants should be familiar with the research process, ie undertaking or undertaken research.