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Writing for Biomedical Publication

  • Date and time: Friday, March 16, 2018 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time
  • Registration deadline: March 2, 2018
  • Registration fee: $275 ($300 if registering after March 2, 2018)
Campus Time Location
Rochester, Minn. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leighton Auditorium, Siebens Building (live)
Jacksonville, Fla. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vincent Stabile North Building 01-150N (broadcast)
Scottsdale, Ariz. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Collaborative Research Building 01-101 (broadcast)

Publishing your research in peer-reviewed journals is a critical component of a successful research career. A record of high-profile publications can lead to career advancement, tenure, increased intramural and extramural funding, and the opportunity to collaborate with the leading investigators in your field. Yet, most investigators have had little formal training in how to write for journals or how to navigate the publishing world.

Each year, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) Education Resources offers an outstanding one-day workshop in Rochester, Minnesota, titled "Writing for Biomedical Publication," with concurrent videoconferencing in Arizona and Florida. The workshop provides attendees with tips and strategies on how to achieve success in publishing original manuscripts in peer-reviewed biomedical journals. It includes a lecture component and interactive exercises. At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the four key elements required to be successful in preparing and publishing high-quality manuscripts in the biomedical field
  • Know what factors to consider in the selection of target journals for submission of their manuscripts
  • Appreciate the complex interactive and interdependent role that authors, editors and reviewers play in the publication process
  • Know and be able to apply the critical tests to determine who should (and who should not) be included as co-authors on manuscripts submitted for publication
  • Effectively create charts, tables and figures that maximally communicate information in the results section of a manuscript
  • Develop an appropriate cover letter and complete submission forms in submitting manuscripts for consideration for publication
  • Understand the various legal and ethical issues involved with publication of manuscripts, including copyright, conflict of interest, financial disclosure and more
  • Effectively respond to critiques of reviewed manuscripts provided by reviewers in preparation for resubmission of a manuscript
  • Understand exactly what plagiarism is and how to avoid it

The presenter is Christopher J. Papasian, Ph.D., a professor in and the chair of the Department of Basic Medical Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Papasian has served continuously since 1996 on editorial boards for journals published by the American Society for Microbiology, and he currently serves as an editor for Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. He is co-author of 12 book chapters and more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.

  • July 5, 2017
  • ART195044