The skill of writing an article – and getting it published in a peer reviewed journal – is highly prized, but rarely taught. This one-day course focuses on the skills you need to organise and edit your writing, and get it published.
Participants should come with at least some of their article already drafted, so that they can practise these skills. You will learn how to progress from editing through to submission.
The course is accessible and aimed at people working in local authorities, the third sector and the NHS.
What is the goal of the course?
The course will show you how to prepare, write and submit an original journal article that has a good chance of being accepted for publication. It will also set you well on the way to doing so.
What will the course cover?
The course goes through the process of writing a scientific paper in 10 easy stages, starting from understanding the game and ending with writing the covering letter and sending off the package.
Is this the right course for me?
This course is for anyone who is writing – or about to write – an article for a peer reviewed journal. It is particularly suitable for those who feel intimidated by those who already have their names on the databases. It is about the writing process and is not a course on technical editing or critical appraisal.
What is the format of the course?
Our courses have been designed for groups of about 12 people. They are run informally, with plenty of time for discussion and practical work.
The course will start promptly at 9.30, but we ask participants to be there by 9.15. There will be a morning, afternoon and lunch break. The course will normally end at 4.30.