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

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Publication school  -   20-21 april 2023!

We are delighted to announce that Publication School will run in-person at Saïd Business School, Oxford in Apriil 2023.

Registration now open!


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 in health research, with a focus on clinical research. It aims to give you a smooth writing process that results in a published article that is fit for purpose.

You will experience 2 full days of in-person learning led by methodological and writing experts from the UK EQUATOR Centre and Centre for Statistics in Medicine. Using group work, discussion, and practical exercises, we cover everything you need to plan, write, and publish your health-related research study.



  • 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
  • Writing effective cover letters
  • 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


We are delighted to offer Publication School in person in Oxford again, after a 3-year hiatus.

Venue: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP

Dates: Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April, 2023

Time: 9:00 - 17:00 BST (GMT) each day

Notes: Participants receive a full course workbook with all notes and exercises. We do not record any sessions, in person or online. Course fees include refreshments through the day and a sandwich lunch.

Online options: There are no hybrid options for In-person Publication School in April 2023. We have successfully run fully online Publication School via Zoom since November 2020. We may offer an online course later in 2023, with  dates decided later in the year. 


Fees: ApRil 2023

5 places for those funded by Cancer Research UK: £80*

Students / PPI representatives: £230

Academia / public sector / non-profit: £320

Commercial / private: £600

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



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