Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click on 'Find out more' to see our Cookie statement.

This course will look at the aspects you need to consider when constructing your paper; demystify peer reviewed journals by giving insider insights from science journal editors; and show you what they really want.

COURSE DETAILS

This course will look at the aspects you need to consider when constructing your paper; demystify peer reviewed journals by giving insider insights from science journal editors; and show you what they really want. You will learn how to choose the best journal for your work, negotiate the peer review process and deal with reviewer comments. The course is suitable for DPhil students and postdocs who want to understand the publishing process better, whether or not you have already submitted a paper.The course will cover:

  • Why publish and how that affects how you publish
  • The structure of a paper
  • What to include in the title and abstract
  • Open access
  • Impact metrics and citations
  • Ways to get published more quickly
  • Publicising your paper once it is published.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the peer review process
  • Construct an effective title and abstract
  • Be equipped to choose journals for future papers
  • Be equipped to publicise future papers

PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID

  • 'Nice to have a professional with an in-depth industry knowledge offer training and advice.'
  • The course was excellent and very well delivered. there was a real sense of professionalism.'
  • 'Now it doesn't feel so scary to try to publish a paper.'

INTENDED FOR

PGR and Research Staff

The course is suitable for PGR and Research Staff who want to understand the publishing process better, whether or not you have already submitted a paper.

NUMBER OF PLACES

30

COURSE LEADER 

Anna Sharman of Cofactor Ltd. Anna has been a biology postdoc, an in-house journal editor and a scientific publishing consultant and now runs a company helping scientists to understand scientific publishing by providing editing help, consultancy and workshops (see the Cofactor Ltd website). 

DATE/TIME AND BOOKING INFORMATION

Information about the next scheduled course, and how to apply for a place, are in our course programme. This course usually takes place once each term. If it isn't currently appearing in the course programme, please keep checking back. 

RDF SKILLS 

A1, B3, D2

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. 

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)