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 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.
Planning your message and audience
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
Submission and dealing with peer review
Disseminating your article after publication
The course will be held live over Zoom. Participants will need to have Zoom downloaded, rather than using the browser version, as we will be using registrations. We will teach using shared slides, webcam, and audio. We’re excited to maintain the highly interactive nature of Publication School in this online format, with all-group discussion and small-group exercises and discussion. Participants will be 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.
Sessions will run 13:00-16:30 GMT, with regular comfort breaks.
As one of the things previous participants have enjoyed about Publication School is the chance to meet other early-career researchers, participants will have the option to stay on until ~17:00 each day for informal conversation.
We do not plan to record the sessions, but participants will receive the electronic course workbook with all notes and exercises. We are investigating whether we can offer live captions for the sessions.
Places are limited and will be allocated in order of application. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our web page for more information: www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/graduate-courses/courses/equator-publication-school