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Fit for purpose: The secrets of success in writing, publishing, and disseminating research articles

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Publication school booking now open

Booking is now open for our online Publication School,  5-8 October 2021. Email us to discuss your eligibility and book your place.

Overview

It broke academic writing for publication down into really manageable and achievable guidance points. Made me less worried about writing my next article! - June 2019 participant

The UK EQUATOR Centre’s Publication School is designed for early-career researchers and students. It aims to give you a smooth writing process that results in a published article that is fit for purpose.

You will experience four afternoons of live, online learning led by methodological and writing experts from the UK EQUATOR Centre and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine. Through group work, discussion, and practical exercises, we cover everything you need to know to plan, write, and publish your health-related research study.

 

What we cover in Publication School

Excellent scope - right the way from authorship and journal selection to submission/peer review/dissemination - not just the bits in the middle! - June 2018 participant

  • Planning your message and audience
  • Negotiating authorship
  • Choosing a journal and avoiding predators
  • Good writing style and habits
  • What to write where: recipes for a successful introduction, methods, results, and discussion
  • Using reporting guidelines
  • Revising your work for simplicity, clarity and completeness
  • Summarising your article in an effective title and abstract
  • Dealing with peer review
  • Disseminating your article after publication

Course details

Would definitely recommend to those starting out in a research career - November 2019 participant

Online Publication School in 2021

After our sucessful first online Publication School in November 2020, we are offering the course twice in 2021.

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 March, 12:30 - 17:00 GMT

Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 October, 12:30 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)

 

The course will be held live over Zoom. Participants will need to have Zoom downloaded, rather than using the browser version, as we will use registrations. We will teach using shared slides, webcam, and audio. Publication School is highly interactive, with all-group discussion and small-group exercises and discussion. Participants are welcome to use text chat, mic, and/or webcam in the main room, but will need at least a mic for small-group work in breakout rooms.

We will not record the sessions, but participants will receive the electronic course workbook with all notes and exercises. We regret that we are unable to offer live captions.

Fees

Students: £150

Academia / public sector / non-profit: £240

Commercial / private: £500

We are delighted to offer 5 free places to those funded by Cancer Research UK, whose funding makes possible the UK EQUATOR Centre's programme of research and training.

Booking

Places are limited and will be allocated in order of application. Email us to discuss your eligibility and book your place.

To join our mailing list to hear about this and other UK EQUATOR Centre courses, send a blank email to equator-oxford-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk.