Scientific Writing and Publishing online course

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Audience

For students and researchers in the natural sciences who are new to publishing or wish to refresh their skills

Subscriptions available to institutions, departments, and labs

Key features

3-part course with 3 certificates

36 editors from 20+ Nature Research journals

11 hours of learning

10-minute lessons

English language captions and transcripts

Skills gained

Develop writing skills and confidence writing for journals

Understand editorial processes and what editors look for

Learn best practices for submitting a paper and peer review

Start using the three-part course

Part 1: Writing a Research Paper


Modules
1. What makes a great paper?
2. Elements of writing style
3. Titles and abstracts
4. From introduction to conclusion
5. Data management
6. Data presentation

Part 2: Publishing a Research Paper


Modules
1. Authorship and authors’ responsibilities
2. Selecting a journal for publication
3. Submitting your paper
4. Understanding peer review
5. Journal decisions
6. The editorial process
7. Measuring impact
8. Plagiarism and other ethical issues

Part 3: Writing and Publishing a Review Paper


Module
1. Writing and publishing a review paper

Delivered by Nature Research journal editors


The course is delivered by 36 editors from over 20 Nature Research journals — giving researchers an unparalleled insight into the publishing and manuscript selection process.

“It was excellent to hear from the editors, personally, about what they are looking for.” 

Principal Investigator, Canada

Dip in and out design


Researchers can choose their own learning path – whether that is working through the course in order, or dipping in and out of modules.

The course is delivered in three parts, so content is easy to find. Each part has its own certificate of completion

The individual bitesize lessons allow researchers to learn in 10 minutes and fit the course around their work.

Promotional resources


Institutions receive a free launch webinar presentation at the start of their subscription to help their researchers get started with the course. 

We also provide promotional resources, such as emails, social media posts, and website text. The resources make it easy for institutions to promote their subscription and encourage their researchers to make the most of their course access.

“The shortness of the videos allows me to fit them in between work and research. This format also meant that I could take in the information bit by bit...” 

Post-doctoral student, United States

Subscriptions

Laboratory subscription

  • Up to 15 researchers
  • 12 months’ access
  • Usage reports showing researcher uptake
  • Discounts for multi-year



Price: £2,218 / $2,641 / €2,593 / ¥304,700 / AUD 4,173

Departmental subscription

  • Up to 100 researchers
  • 12 months’ access
  • Usage reports showing researcher uptake
  • Launch presentation
  • Promotional resources
  • Discounts for multi-year

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Institutional subscription

  • Institution-wide access
  • 12 months’ access
  • Usage reports showing researcher uptake
  • Launch presentation
  • Promotional resources
  • Discounts for multi-year

Price: Request a quote

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Improve the quality of your institution's scientific publication output

Support the professional and career development of your researchers

Save staff time on mentoring and reviewing researchers' papers

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