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Tue 27 Sep 2016
10:00 - 17:00

Venue: 17 Mill Lane, Training room A (First Floor)

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Writing and Publishing a Research Paper

Tue 27 Sep 2016


This day workshop will help you publish your research paper in the most effective way, so that many people will read, cite and build on it, thus progressing your career. The course is for PhD students and postdocs at any stage, whether or not you have already written or published a paper. It focuses on how to write your research paper, how to navigate the peer review process and how to choose a journal for it.


Anna Sharman PhD is an experienced researcher trainer who has been an in-house biology journal editor and scientific publishing consultant. She can give insider insights into how to write and publish scientific journal papers most effectively.

Cancellation and Non-attendance Policy

Due to high demand the GSLS will not accept cancellations within 48 hours of the start of the course. Cancellations must be registered by 10am on Sunday 25th September. Any cancellations after this point will be treated as non-attendance.

Non-attendance on this course will result in you being invoiced for £50 to cover expenses.

By booking on this course you are accepting these terms.

Target audience

GSLS PhD and Postdocs


Come with a paper in mind that you plan to publish before long (even if you don't have all the data for it yet).

A laptop or tablet will be useful if you wish to do the writing exercises on screen, but it is not essential, as these can also be done on paper.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 27 Sep 2016   10:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane, Training room A (First Floor) map

The expected course outcomes are:

1. Insight into why publishing in peer reviewed journals is worthwhile and what needs to be done before you start.

2. Tips for navigating the peer review process.

3. insights into how best to choose the most appropriate journal for your paper, considering issues such as open access, impact metrics and speed.

4. Guidance and practical exercises on the most appropriate structure and writing style for your research paper.

5. A better idea of how to express the main message of your paper, including the key background, rationale and conclusions, and how these elements can be put together into the abstract.


A whole day workshop including presentation, discussion in small groups and the whole group, and writing exercises.

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