UK EQUATOR Centre Publication School
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
Negotiating authorship
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 ( or visit our web page for more information:
Date: 10 November 2020, 13:00 (Tuesday, 5th week, Michaelmas 2020)
Venue: zoom link to be provided
Speakers: Dr Jennifer de Beyer (UK EQUATOR Centre, CSM, NDORMS, University of Oxford), Dr Paula Dhiman (UK EQUATOR Centre, CSM, NDORMS, University of Oxford), Dr Patricia Logullo (UK EQUATOR Centre, CSM, NDORMS, University of Oxford), Dr Michael Schlussel (CSM, NDORMS, University of Oxford), Professor Gary Collins (UK EQUATOR Centre, CSM, NDORMS, University of Oxford)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
Organisers: Jacqueline Wright (UK EQUATOR Centre, CSM, NDORMS, University of Oxford), Dr Jennifer de Beyer (UK EQUATOR Centre, CSM, NDORMS, University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address:
Host: UK EQUATOR Centre
Part of: UK EQUATOR Workshops and Seminars
Booking required?: Required
Booking email:
Cost: £90: University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes students / NDORMS staff; £160 University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes staff / students from other universities; £320 Staff of other academic institutions, non-profits, and the NHS; £450: Commercial (limited places)
Audience: See cost above
Editors: Jennifer de Beyer, Jacqueline Wright