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Scientific Writing And Publishing Course

What Makes a Great Paper

Writing well and effectively communicating your research is important, both for advancing science and furthering your career.

Elements of Writing Style

A clear writing style is vital for being understood by your readers. It is a skill that requires frequent practice.

Titles and Abstracts

The title and abstract of a paper serve to draw in the reader. How can you keep them concise, but still accurate and informative?

Data Management

Accessible and logically structured data are vital both for you and for people trying to reproduce and build on your work.

Data Presentation

Figures are a paper’s backbone; displaying the most important features of your data and supporting your research’s conclusions.

Selecting a Journal for Publication

The options when selecting a peer‐reviewed journal may look overwhelming, with many factors to consider. So how do you decide?

The Editorial Process

Knowing the editorial process and understanding how editors make decisions can make your experience of publishing much smoother.

Journal Decisions

What are the roles of editors, authors and referees in the vetting, peer review and decision-making processes?

Writing a Review Paper

Review papers are a synthesis of the literature and describe how the understanding of a topic has advanced in recent years.

Understanding Peer Review

Peer review plays a crucial role in the advancement of science and remains an effective way to control the quality of papers.

Plagiarism and Other Ethical Issues

Misconduct can undermine scientific research. Do you understand the different types of plagiarism and how it can be detected?

Measuring Impact

When used responsibly, research metrics are useful tools for comparing and assessing research outputs.

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Adam Brotchie

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Alexia Zaromytidou

Senior Editor, Nature Cell Biology
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Chris Surridge

Chief Editor, Nature Plants
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Liesbeth Venema

Senior Editor, Physical Sciences
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