Why take this course?
Publishing in peer-reviewed journals is essential for communicating research and creating trust in biomedical products. Publishing is also required to meet ethical, transparency, and regulatory requirements. However, preparing publications and getting them accepted in reputable journals can be time-consuming, complicated,and frustrating.
If you need to publish in international peer-reviewed journals, this 2-day workshop is a must. The intensive, focused training in this workshop will give you the tools to improve your writing, save time, and maximize your chances of success.
Attendees will benefit from the perspective and experience of two international experts in publication writing and management. Between them, they have successfully published many hundreds of articles across a wide variety of scientific and clinical specialities.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone who needs to publish or manage the publication of scientific articles in peerreviewed journals, such as medical advisors, scientific writers, medical writers, medical liaisons, researchers, clinicians, and medical information professionals. The course can benefit all professionals preparing scientific articles, even the most experienced.
Participants need to be familiar with the basics of clinical research and medical writing.
Day 1: The basics of publications – instruction + practice
- The basics of scientific communication
- The environment of scientific communications
- Understanding the main objectives in scientific writing and using them to improve your writing
- Basic grammatical techniques in English to improve your writing
- Organising and managing your writing projects
- What belongs where in an article and how to organise each section
- Using guidelines to simplify your work
- Focusing your writing by using problem statements and outlining
- Selecting journals
- Authorship and acknowledgment
- Describing effective tables and figures
- Internal review and approval
- Communicating with editors and reviewers
Day 2: Individualized and group work
Participants are asked to bring protocols, study reports, slides, abstracts, draft manuscripts, etc. they are working on from which to build an article. If they cannot, participants will be provided with data and basic information to create a manuscript.
- Individualized and group work on selecting a target journal, defining a problem statement, and writing the introduction and methods
- Individualized and group work on the results, discussion/conclusion, title, and abstract
What will do in the workshop?
This is a 2-day interactive workshop featuring a full day of focused lessons, discussions, and exercises, followed by a full day of intensive individual and group work.
Day 1 is tailored to the needs of the attendees and includes modules on organising writing projects, writing in good scientific English, creating an optimal flow of ideas in an article, selecting journals, communicating with editors and reviewers, and using tools to prepare articles that effectively communicate the key results of a study.
On day 2, the instructors work with attendees on individual or small-group projects. If attendees cannot bring their own materials to work on, they will be provided with data and basic information to create a manuscript.
Attendees are expected to bring a computer and, if available, any relevant source material (protocols, study reports, slides, abstracts, draft manuscripts, etc.).
The hands-on, interactive format of this workshop provides a rich experience and the best chance for success.
At the end of the training you will be able to:
- Plan and write the outline of an article
- Select a target journal
- Manage authorship and internal review cycles
- Communicate effectively with editors and reviewers
Andrea Rossi has a degree in Biology from Florence University. After a brief spell at the University, he started working in the Italian Affiliate of Eli Lilly as a Clinical Research Associate. In the years that followed he was responsible for Statistics, Health Outcomes and Medical Information. Andrea has been working as Medical Writer since 2003.
He is author of more than 350 disclosures and acknowledged for his contribution in several others. From 2007 to 2009 he was on the coordination board of BIAS (Biometristi Italiani Associati) and has been an European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) member since 2004. Andrea acts as trainer for statistics and medical writing in some Italian schools for specialisation in medicine, and has been a speaker at national and international conferences. Andrea leads workshops for and is past-president of EMWA.
Phillip Leventhal, PhD is a Principal Medical Writer at Evidera-PPD where he specialises in publications writing and medical communications. He has more than 15 years’ experience as a medical writer, has written and edited hundreds of peerreviewed articles, and has worked extensively with, and trained, non-native English speakers in scientific writing. Phil is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medical Writing and leads professional workshops and academic courses on scientific writing throughout Europe and North America.