Academic writing and publishing skills for researchers and scientists
Let’s face it: it’s not easy writing a paper and getting it published in a journal. The thing is that publishing is essential for a researcher’s career as well as the success and credibility of their institute. With that in mind, we offer academic writing and publishing skills training to help you develop the competencies you need to write, publish, and thrive.
Our academic writing and publishing skills training can be customised based on your needs. Our flagship offering focuses on helping participants learn how to write and publish a research paper, and this can be tailored to focus on different subject areas, or shortened to focus purely on the writing or publishing part of the process.
This course can be tailored to your needs, but here is a sample outline of our 4-session workshop to give you an idea of what to expect.
- Getting started
- Overview of the process of writing
- Tips for getting motivated
- Asking for feedback
- Style guidance
- Structure and messaging
- What needs to be included in your paper and in what order
- Identifying the main message
- Writing abstracts and titles
- Choosing the right journal
- Getting published
- The peer review processes
- Publicising your paper
By the end of the training, participants will:
- Know how to get started with writing a paper or article for a journal
- Have increased their knowledge about appropriate structure, messaging, abstracts and titles
- Will know how to choose the right journal
- Will understand what to expect from the publication process
- Will have some ideas about how to publicise their publication to increase views and citations.
This training combines live and online Zoom sessions, with individual exercises, video reminders and notes, over a series of weeks. Alternatively, we can run in-person one- or two-day sessions within reasonable travelling distances.
This training is suitable for:
- Researchers at all stages of their careers, and especially for PhD students and early career researchers.
- Researchers in science, technology, engineering, medicine and social sciences.
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Loved this. So much information and still time for some good discussions with fellow students. I look forward to being able to use some of the ideas when I create my first poster.
This workshop was great fun. I learned loads about perspective and how I tend to communicate, and hope to be able to use this knowledge to communicate better with our international students.
This was a good refresher on best practice planning and design for posters. I particularly enjoyed the sessions on tools for choosing colour palettes, which I have since used in other communication materials, and the discussion about online and virtual conferences, which was an eye-opener for me during COVID. Thank you, Suzanne!