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Block 9: Scientific Writing and Publishing

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Canterbury Christ Church University

Rooms Lg25; Ng03 LT

Canterbury, Kent

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S1 Introduction to Scientific Writing and Communication - Professor Chris Beedie -Tuesday 21st November, 3.15-4.45pm. Room Lg25

  • Types of output (original article, conference paper, editorial, review, response, chapter, monograph)
  • Conventions of scientific writing
  • Getting the title write
  • Writing an effective abstract
  • Justifying the study
  • Using evidence
  • Keeping to the data
  • Linking with previous findings
  • Evidencing originality
  • Demonstrating rigour
  • Arguing for significance
  • Responding to peer review

S2 Peer Reviewing for Journals (Sciences) - Dr Chris Harvey - Tuesday 12th December, 11am-12.30pm. Room Ng03 LT

This session will introduce you to the principles and practice of conducting rigorous peer review for scientific journals and how providing peer review can help you to improve your own research skills. We will work through an example manuscript, and discuss approaches to delivering clear and constructive criticism. We will also discuss how to become involved in peer review and how to register your peer review contributions on services such as Publons.


Please note that our sessions are available to Christ Church University staff and students only. You must register for an event with a CCCU email account to attend.


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