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

Now open for booking

12-13 November 2020

Email us to discuss eligibility and reserve your place!


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 two intense days of 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.



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
  • Submission and 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

Publication School in 2020:

12-13 March 2020 - COMPLETED

16-17 July 2020 - CANCELLED

12-13 November 2020 - Booking open


The course takes place in the ground-floor main seminar room of the Botnar Research Centre, NDORMS, at the University of Oxford. The Centre is located in Headington, Oxford. The closest bus stops are the Headington Shops stops on Headington Road (local buses 8, 9, 10, and 400) and the Lime Walk (Old Road), Boundary Brook House (Churchill Drive), and Girdlestone Road stops (local buses 4, 4A, 4B, and 4C).

A typical day will run from 9am to 5pm. Fees include lunch, refreshments, and course materials.

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



£100: University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes students / NDORMS staff

£180 University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes staff / students from other universities

£360 Staff of other academic institutions, non-profits, and the NHS

£500: Commercial (limited places)


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