UK EQUATOR Centre Publication School
Fit for purpose: The secrets of success in writing, publishing, and disseminating research articles
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.
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
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.
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.
Places are limited and will be allocated in order of application. Email us to discuss your eligibility and book your place.