EQUATOR Network short training sessions
UK EQUATOR Centre Online Lightning Workshops
Join the UK EQUATOR Centre's monthly one-hour practical workshops on all aspects of writing and publishing your academic research! Workshops are held 12:30-13:30, unless otherwise indicated. While the Botnar Research Centre is closed, these sessions will be delivered remotely via Teams or Zoom.
This free workshop series is open to all staff and students of the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Registration is required. To book onto a session, for more information, and to enquire about UK EQUATOR Centre training for your department or group, please email us.
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Our Publication School combines the content of the entire Lightning Workshop series, plus more.
2021 Lightning Workshop schedule
Session name and description
|15 Jan 2021||
Sharing your article after publication
Extend the life and reach of your article after publication by disseminating widely, working with your communications team, and engaging with potential readers through social media.
|19 Feb 2021||
Planning your article's message, audience, and target journal
What do you and your coauthors need to decide before you start to write? Get your message, audience, and target journal sorted now to ensure a smooth publication process!
|Paula Dhiman and Jen de Beyer|
|18 March 2021||
Writing your bio
Create the perfect professional biography for your website, then convert it into a short conference bio.
|Jen de Beyer|
|28 April 2021||
Authorship and acknowledgement guidelines
Learn about the rules for authorship and practice negotiating authorship rights and responsibilities.
|20 May 2021||
Perfecting your elevator pitch
Whether standing by your conference poster, at a professional networking event, or in the pub, the question is the same: "So, what is it that you do?" With that crucial 2 minute elevator pitch answer ready, you'll never say "ummmm" again!
|23 June 2021||
Critically appraising a manuscript for peer review
This session leads you step by step through conducting and writing up a peer review.
|29 July 2021||
Writing your rough draft
Once you've planned your publication, you're ready to use reporting guidelines to write your first draft. We'll cover the structure of a journal article, what info goes where, and common pitfalls to avoid in each article section.
|5 Aug 2021||
Reporting your statistical analyses
This workshop includes practical tips and tricks for making sure your paper makes a stats reviewer’s heart sing, and not sink!
|15 Sept 2021||
Writing a journal abstract
An article abstract needs to be an accurate well-structured summary and entice your readers to read further. As many readers only have access to the abstract, and it is often used by journal editors and scientific committees to decide whether to send the article for peer review, you need to get it spot on. We also talk about selecting key words to complement the language in your abstract and maximise the chance of readers finding your abstract.
|13 Oct 2021||
Writing a journal article title
Editing your own words
Good academic writing is simple, clear, and complete. You'll practice balancing these three elements in group editing exercises.
|Jen de Beyer|
Responding to peer reviewers comments
Practice dealing with the kind, the fair, and the seriously challenging.