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    LSM - Writing and publishing a research paper in the life sciences and medicine

    Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 12:00
    Campus: Brussels Health Campus
    Building A
    Faculty Meeting Room

    "Publishing is an essential part of science, as it enables others to learn from your work, build on it, and give you credit for it. But many research papers fail to present the results and conclusions and their importance clearly and engagingly, and so they get fewer readers and citations. The title and abstract in particular need to entice readers to look at the full paper, but this can be difficult in a short space.

    This course will show you how to structure and write your paper to give it the best chance with a journal. You will learn how to make your writing clearer and more concise and about conventions for writing style for journals in the life sciences and medicine. You will get a chance to work on the abstract for your own next paper, putting together key sentences that show why your work is interesting and what you have found. You will also learn from an experienced biomedical journal editor how best to choose a journal, work with editors and peer reviewers and get your paper published and publicised effectively."

    Trainer biography:

    "Anna Sharman PhD is an experienced researcher trainer who has been a postdoc, an in-house biology journal editor and a scientific publishing consultant. She is founder of the London-based consultancy Cofactor, which provides advice and training to scientists to help them communicate effectively. Her highly rated workshops give researchers insider insights into how to write and publish scientific journal papers most effectively. See http://cofactorscience.com."

    Instructions on preparation:

    "The workshop will include time to work on an abstract for your own research paper. Please EITHER write an abstract in advance and bring it with you, OR bring brief notes about the main results that your paper would present and the conclusions you intend to draw so that you can write an abstract during the workshop. Your results can be preliminary or even made up if you don't yet have all the data. A laptop will be useful for the writing exercises but is not essential, and an internet-connected device (laptop, phone or tablet) will be useful for some exercises and for viewing the handout."

    Practical Information:

    28th of November from 09am - 4pm
    29th of November from 09am - noon

    Campus Jette - Faculty Meeting Room



    Free of charge for PhD students 

    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to lsm@vub.ac.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list. 

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
    No Show Policy: https://student.vub.be/sites/vub/files/no_show_policy_may2017.pdf