How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal

We are pleased to invite research students and academic staff to attend a seminar from Elsevier senior publisher Dr. Anthony Newman on How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal.


The seminar is being run:

Monday 3rd June – 13.00 to  15.30

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Attendance is limited so if you would like to attend please sign up at the following page: https://libcal.rgu.ac.uk/event/3387893.


Background: Knowing the best way of structuring your paper when writing it, and the most appropriate journal to send it to, really helps in getting your paper accepted. Also understanding how editors and publishers think and what they expect, and knowing how the peer review process works, is invaluable insight into the publishing process.

Results: After attending this free 2 to 2.5 hour workshop, one in the Elsevier Researcher Academy on Campus workshop series, participants will have a clear idea of the steps needed to be taken before starting to write a paper. They will also be able to plan writing manuscripts using the logical step sequence – not the sequence in which the paper will be read. Authors are also made aware of what aspects of their papers Editors, Reviewers, and Publishers look at critically, and to ensure that in taking care of these areas, their papers are much more likely to be accepted. Dealing with referees’ comments and the art of polite rebuttal are also described such that these can be used to improve the submitted paper suitably. Sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism, duplicate publishing, etc are also clearly explained such that participants have a clear understanding of what their responsibilities are, what is allowed, and what is not permitted.

Conclusions: These insights into the publishing process will enable the participants to be more confident as an author in the world of science publishing, and so should help them get their papers published more easily.

Information about the speaker: Anthony Newman, who is making the presentation, is a Senior Publisher with Elsevier, and is based in Amsterdam. Currently responsible for fifteen laboratory medicine and biochemistry journals, he joined Elsevier over 30 years ago and has been Publisher for the last 20+ years. Before then he was the marketing communications manager for the biochemistry journals of Elsevier. By training he is a polymer chemist and was active in industry before leaving London and moving to Amsterdam in 1987 to join Elsevier.

Library classes this week

For the rest of this week the following programme of library classes and group sessions will be running. If you would like to attend a session follow the links to go to the booking form and sign up. Each class will last for one hour and take place in 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre for the classes or Project Pod Kappa for the group bookings.

To see the full programme of classes over the next semester follow this link.

 

Library classes this week

For the rest of this week the following programme of library classes and group sessions will be running. If you would like to attend a session follow the links to go to the booking form and sign up. Each class will last for one hour and take place in 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre for the classes or Project Pod Kappa for the group bookings.

To see the full programme of classes over the next semester follow this link.

 

Researcher Workshop Programme – April sessions

Throughout semester 2 the library has been running a programme of sessions aimed at researchers. We still have a few left in the run up to the end of the year including the rescheduled Keeping Current session that had to be cancelled earlier in the semester.

All the sessions are taking place in 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre and you can find out more about them, and sign up to attend by following the links in the table below.

Date and time Session
Wednesday 6th April, 12.00-13.00 Introduction to Research Data Management Planning
Tuesday 12th April, 11.00-12.00 Introduction to Research Professional
Tuesday 19th April, 10.00-11.00 REF Ready: Meeting the Open Access Requirements
Monday 25th April, 13.00-14.00 Keeping Current

In addition library staff are available throughout the semester if you would like to make a one-to-one appointment with us. If you would like to set up a one-to-one appointment please contact us at libclient@rgu.ac.uk.

Library Classes this week

For the rest of this week the following programme of library classes and group sessions will be running. If you would like to attend a session follow the links to go to the booking form and sign up. Each class will last for one hour and take place in 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre for the classes or Project Pod Kappa for the group bookings.

To see the full programme of classes over the next semester follow this link.