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Papers and Publishing

Nature Workshop for Students and Postdocs
March 1, 2019 - 11:00am
Speaker: 
Luke Fleet
Institution: 
Nature Publishing Group
Dr. Luke Fleet from Nature will be giving a student/postdoc workshop on Friday, March 1 from 11:00 am -2:00 pm.  
 
Fleet is currently a senior editor and team leader (physics) at Nature. He has given this workshop several times and we are excited he has agreed to give one at UMD. More about him here
 
The workshop description is below. RSVP by February 22 https://goo.gl/forms/K2oeTVECaixYNmXA3
 
Workshop Information
 
Introduction
  • Academic Publishing & Journals
  • Quiz — academic publishing in numbers
  • History and introduction to the Nature Journals
  • Open access publishing
  • Quiz — selecting a journal
  • What do editors look for
  • Exercise — You’re the Editor

Writing a scientific paper

  • General writing style & tips
  • Abstracts
  • Exercise — writing an abstract
  • Titles
  • Exercise — crafting a title
  • Figures & artwork
  • Supplementary information & methods

Editorial Processes at top tier journals

  • Submission & policies
  • Cover letters
  • Exercise — pitching your paper
  • Peer review
  • Decisions
  • Exercise — managing peer review & making decisions
  • Appeals 

Good to know

  • Transferring between journals
  • Appeals
  • Plagiarism and Other Ethical Issues
  • Exercise — Good practice
  • Metrics
  • Soft skills
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