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Get your paper published: Proven strategies to get your papers into peer-reviewed journals – faster and with more impact

University of Sydney Short course



Level 6 Seminar Room Charles Perkins Centre research and education hub The University of Sydney

Cost: $180 plus GST ($198), including morning and afternoon tea.

Course summary

If you're keen to forge a career involving research, one of the most valuable things you can do is master the art of scientific writing. The ability to write a convincing scientific manuscript is such a rare skill that learning how to do it will set you ahead of your competition in terms of publishing your data, landing and keeping your ideal position and obtaining fellowships and grants. The good news is that – just like doing statistical analyses – writing research articles is a learnable skill. You don't need to be a literary genius (or even a native English speaker) to be able to write manuscripts that are publishable in high-ranking journals – you just need to know the "protocol".

This one-day workshop is based on extensive linguistic research into the essential elements of successfully published peer reviewed research papers. It will guide you through a step-by step formula that takes the uncertainty, confusion and inefficiency out of the paper-writing process, regardless of your level of experience.

About the tutor

Associate Professor Amanda Salis is a full-time research scientist at the University of Sydney’s Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre. Her proven expertise in writing publishable articles comes from her over 120 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, including Cell Metabolism, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Diabetes, Nature Medicine, Genes and Development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biological Chemistry and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Her current research is funded by NHMRC project grants totaling over $2.4 million, in addition to her current NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship.

Who is this workshop for?

Honours students, post graduate research students, junior post-doctoral fellows, doctors and other health professionals who want to improve their confidence and efficiency in writing original research articles and systematic reviews in health and medical research (e.g. basic, clinical, epidemiology, population health). As this is a hands-on practical workshop, it is best suited to those who already have a set of analysed original research results that are ready to be written up as a paper, or an early draft of an original manuscript or systematic review (not a narrative review).

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