Scientific Writing and Publishing

An online course delivered by Nature Research journal editors.

16 Modules

Getting Started: About This Course

How to use the course and what you will learn in the modules

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1. What Makes a Great Paper (75 min)

WRITING: How to write a good story from the editor’s and the reader’s perspective

15. Writing and Publishing a Review Paper (90 min)

WRITING/PUBLISHING: How to plan, structure and write a compelling proposal or review and how to select a journal and navigate the submission process

What you'll learn

  • How to get the most out of the writing process
  • How the manuscript selection process works
  • What happens to your paper after submission
  • What it takes to get published in top journals

The Instructors

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Jill Adie

Publishing Manager, Springer Nature

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Elena Semeyko

Instructional Designer, Springer Nature

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Chris Surridge

Chief Editor, Nature Plants, Nature Research

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Tanguy Chouard

Senior Editor Biology, Nature, Nature Research

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Nicky Dean

Chief Editor, Nature Energy, Nature Research

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Zoltan Fehervari

Senior Editor, Nature Immunology, Nature Research

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Leonie Mueck

Senior Editor Physical Sciences, Nature, Nature Research

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Clio Heslop

Event Coordinator - Nature Masterclasses, Springer Nature

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Liesbeth Venema

Senior Editor Physical Sciences, Nature, Nature Research

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Sadaf Shadan

Senior Editor Biology, Nature, Nature Research

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Patrick Goymer

Senior Editor Biology, Nature, Nature Research

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Bart Verberck

Regional Executive Editor, Nature Research, Nature Research

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Iulia Georgescu

Senior Editor, Nature Physics, Nature Research

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Peter Gorsuch

Science Editor, Author Services, Nature Research

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Gemma Alderton

Senior Editor, Nature Reviews Cancer, Nature Research

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Karl Ziemelis

Chief Physical Sciences Editor, Nature, Nature Research

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Alexia Zaromytidou

Chief Editor, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Research

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Andrew Hufton

Managing Editor, Scientific Data, Nature Research

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Ed Gerstner

Executive Editor, Nature Research, Greater China, Nature Research

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Kevin Da Silva

Senior Editor, Nature Medicine, Nature Research

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Luke Fleet

Senior Editor, Nature Physics, Nature Research

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Natascha Bushati

Associate Editor, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Research

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Tal Nawy

Associate Editor, Nature Methods, Nature Research

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Catherine Potenski

Assistant Editor, Nature Genetics, Nature Research

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Elsa Couderc

Associate Editor, Nature Communications, Nature Research

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Anke Sparmann

Senior Editor, Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, Nature Research

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John Plummer

Senior Editor, Nature Materials, Nature Research

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Elisa De Ranieri

Senior Editor, Nature Energy, Nature Research

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Cláudio Nunes-Alves

Senior Editor, Nature Reviews Microbiology, Nature Research

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Irene Jarchum

Associate Editor, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Research

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Sarah Seton-Rogers

Chief Editor, Nature Reviews Cancer, Nature Research

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Federico Levi

Associate Editor, Nature Communications, Nature Research

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Adam Brotchie

Associate Editor, Nature Reviews Materials, Nature Research

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Liesbet Lieben

Associate Editor, Nature Reviews Disease Primers, Nature Research

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Darren Burgess

Senior Editor, Nature Reviews Genetics, Nature Research

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Euan Adie

CEO and Founder of Altmetric, Altmetric

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Ritu Dhand

Nature Editorial Director, Nature Research

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Varsha Khodiyar

Data Curation Editor, Scientific Data, Nature Research

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Amye Kenall

Associate Publisher Health Sciences and Open Data, Nature Research