Writing and Publishing a Scientific Paper
This four-session, non-credit writing-intensive online workshop is designed for all scientists who plan to publish results of their work in scientific journals. Participants will write a draft of a research paper based on data generated from their current or previous study for publication in a peer-reviewed science journal. This workshop focuses on the organization of a scientific research paper, with an emphasis on the two most difficult sections to write, Introduction and Discussion. It will also cover designing tables and figures and writing a clear and concise abstract and cover letter for submission to a science journal. In addition, participants will learn about the publication process from a journal editor's perspective, along with how to choose the right journal for their paper as well as how to navigate peer review.
- Write a rough draft of a scientific paper, focusing on the two hardest sections to write—the introduction and the discussion
- Understand the publishing process, including why manuscripts get accepted/rejected
- Discuss construction of figures and tables
- Writing exercises include the all-important abstract and a cover letter for submission of your manuscript to a journal