Audience and Format

  • Science writing workshops or courses are for researchers and scientists at all levels at Universities and industry
  • Get free writing feedback from instructor on your current manuscript(s)
  • Groups of 20-30 researchers
  • I offer the courses on-site, hosted at your Institution or company location. Contact me to schedule the trip to your location in advance.
  • The course provides examples, tips, styles, formats and guides for better writing and publishing
  • Presented as 1- or 2-day workshops OR one-week (5 days) courses
  • Participants work on hands-on exercises: “acting and working as a reviewer”, “critical reading of a manuscript” and “creating an annotated template of a manuscript”

Main Objectives

The long-term goal of this training is to help you increase the number and quality of your publications in scientific journals

  • Provide training in both scientific writing and scientific publication techniques: writing well is necessary but not sufficient
  • Help you develop a manuscript plan and draft and structure your manuscript appropriately
  • Select journals in the era of “predatory publishers”: knowing where NOT to publish
  • Simplify the writing avoiding most common English mistakes
  • Learn about different types of publications and the peer review process, including how to become and act appropriately as a reviewer
  • Use of repositories and tools for the “dissemination” of published work
  • What is research misconduct and how to avoid it
  • Deal with rejections, revisions and interact with reviewers
  • Novel trends in journals, publications, including the future of Artificial Intelligence in the review and editorial process

Typical Agenda

Part 1) Authorship, journal selection, repositories, “predatory journals” new models:

  • – Discussion of open access publishing, understanding copyrights, selection of creative Commons Licenses
    – Journal search tools: where not to submit your manuscript, avoiding bad publishers, predatory publishers and scammers
    – Journal blacklists and whitelists
    – Creating and maintaining repositories for your publications
    – New publishers, journals and new models in scientific publications

Part 2) Writing in English:

  • – Clear information on grammar tricks and tools to avoid common mistakes in English
    – How to prepare a general template useful for all your manuscripts (for a course, this is an exercise)
    – Critically reading a manuscript (dissecting the language inside) to help you write your own manuscript and perform a review

Part 3) Additional aspects of the publication of a manuscript:

  • – Research Misconduct and Plagiarism
    – Review process: find your suggested reviewers; writing a response letter and manuscript re-submission
    – Work as a reviewer yourself
    – Retractions
    – Disseminating your publications: the multiplication of publisher’s “author services”
    – The future of scientific publications, review and Artificial Intelligence methods

Examples of Previous Workshops/Courses

I have given scientific writing workshops and courses in the following Universities, among others:

INTEC, Dominican Republic
Jilin University – Changchun – China
China Agricultural University – Beijing
Shanghai Jiao Tong University – Shanghai
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ESPOCH- Riobamba – Ecuador
Shanghai Institute of Veterinary Research – Shanghai
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