About the workshop
A critical aspect of the scientific process is the reporting of new results in scientific journals in order to disseminate that information to the larger community of scientists. Communication of research results contributes to the pool of knowledge within a given discipline. Scientific journals only accept papers for publication only after peer review by a small group of scientists who work in the same field and who recommend the paper be published (usually with some revision).
Who is it for?
The workshop is designed for students and researchers wishing to gain understanding and practical experience of writing papers for publication. Attendee participation is central to the approach used for the workshop and levels of interaction with delegates to support learning s high.
The workshop offers an overview about components of research paper coupled with practical advice on how to structure each section and learn to draft your paper. It also focuses on how to enhance your understanding of how the peer review system works and what editors are looking for in a well-written paper. Delegates will have plenty of opportunity for questions and answers.
Tutors for the workshop are Dr Bernard Corfe (University of Sheffield) and Professor Basma Ellahi (University of Chester). Both have experience in publishing and as editors for peer review journals and mentoring others to publish.
Pre-requisites: participants should be familiar with the research process, ie undertaking or undertaken research.