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Writing Articles for Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Health Sciences
How to write a scientific paper
Publishing scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals is essential for communicating research and creating trust in biomedical products. Scientific papers are also required to meet ethical, transparency, and regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical and medical devices. However, writing a scientific paper and getting it accepted in a reputable journal can be time-consuming, complicated, and frustrating.
If you need to know how to write a scientific article for a peer-reviewed journal, this 2-day workshop is a must. The intensive, focused training in this workshop will give you the tools to improve how you write a scientific paper, save time, and maximise your chances of success.
Attendees will benefit from the perspective and experience of two international experts in writing scientific papers and their management. Between them, they have successfully published many hundreds of articles across a wide variety of scientific and clinical specialties.
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 improve how to write scientific articles that effectively communicate the key results of a study.
On day 2, the instructors work with attendees on individual or small group writing a scientific paper. If attendees cannot bring their own materials to work on, they will be provided with data and basic information to create a scientific publication.
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.
- 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 designing
- 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 bring their own materials, 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
The course will be in English.
Phil 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 peer-reviewed 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.
Andrea 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 beginning in Italy and, then, becoming responsible of worldwide scientific affairs in a biosimilar company based in Switzerland.
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 a 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 and ambassador of EMWA.
This course is for anyone who needs to know how to write a scientific paper or manage the publication of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as medical advisors, scientific writers, medical writers, medical liaisons, researchers, clinicians, and medical information professionals. The course can benefit all professionals having experience on how to write a scientific article, even the most experienced.
Participants need to be familiar with the basics of clinical research and medical writing.
Interactive workshop with on-train exercises and application to participant’s daily activities.
At your arrival you will find our Staff at the Welcome Desk to greet and make you feel welcome and as comfortable as possible, providing direction and all information about the meeting, seating, refreshments.
Coffee breaks and lunch will provide a pleasant moment of refreshment. Special care about the food quality, in particular to your dietary needs or preferences, from menus of local products and flavors to vegetarian dishes.
Limited number of participants to encourage networking and discussion.
All our training facilities are safe, healthy, comfortable, aesthetically-pleasing, and accessible. They are able to accommodate the specific space and equipment needs of the training program.
Depending on the seating configuration, the room may accommodate lecture-style instruction or encourage interaction in the form of roundtable discussions. Equipped for audio/visual, Free Wi-Fi to allow everyone to connect with just one click, electric sockets.
All the information necessary for learning during the course is provided. It is recommended to bring your PC to take notes (even directly on the slides provided in PDF format). The environment is important to us and that's why we try to make this meeting an experience of environmental sustainability.
Early Bird: € 1.670,00* (until 07 May 2020)
Ordinary: € 1.880,00*
Freelance - Academy - Public Administration**: € 990,00*
* for Italian companies: +22% VAT
**Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee
The fee includes: tuitions, teaching materials, lunches and coffee breaks, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
At the end of the training, you will be able to
Plan and begin writing an article
Select a target journal
Manage authorship and internal review cycles
Communicate effectively with editors and reviewers