Writing for Scientific Publication
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller Labs
Presented by Science Alliance and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs,
Speakers: David C. Morrison, PhD , GrantsCentral.com; Emma Hill, Journal of Cell Biology; Kalyani Narasimhan, Senior Editor at Nature; John H.J. Petrini, Molecular Biology Program at Sloan-Kettering Institute.
Morning Session 9-1PM
David C. Morrison, PhD
Co-Founder and Member
Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LLC
Most junior faculty members, post-doctoral research fellows, and graduate students receive little formal training on how to publish / present the results of their work. Included in this comprehensive seminar is everything from practical tips on composing the manuscript, through choosing the appropriate journal and understanding its review process, to strategies that are related to revision and resubmission. Participants learn what the most efficient approach is for producing publishable data; how to decide who will be included as authors, and in what order; how to write with maximal clarity and precision; how to avoid giving the perception of conflict of interest; and much more!
Afternoon Session 2-4 PM
Nature : How to get your paper in a journal: how to decipher what journals are looking for and the components of a good paper.
Journal of Cell Biology : Why your paper is not getting published: glaring mistakes and navigating the appeals/re-submission process.
Faculty Member: Choosing your journal, juggling publishing with all the other aspects of your job, how to foresee what the reviewer will ask for (and do the experiments while the paper is out for review)