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How do you set targets for your writing?

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Jan 18, 2016
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Go to the profile of Vadim Volkov
Vadim Volkov about 2 years ago

2 review papers with added own experimental data, to be written together with colleagues over the years. One editorial. Started working and thinking over the last year, the writing is in progress. At least.

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Brian Jones about 2 years ago

Long ago, I determined to write at least three papers a year. I didn't always achieve that, some years more, some years there were none - but I kept it up. Now at the end of my career I have a cv with just under 200 papers. More importantly, I now have an extensive network of colleagues across many disciplines.

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Kang Liu about 2 years ago

Being a freshman in scientific research fields, now I keep reading papers every day and trying to figure out the novelty and logical writing in these good papers.

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Erica Pasini about 2 years ago

3 papers: a review that is covering a specific gap in malaria research and two original paper (at least) -hopefully three- that will be addressing that gap and have broader implications (outside the field of malaria)

Go to the profile of Nayely Melina Reyes-Mendoza
Nayely Melina Reyes-Mendoza about 2 years ago

Keep reading papers every day and getting a solid network of colleagues across many disciplines.

Go to the profile of Ivan Palomares Carrascosa
Ivan Palomares Carrascosa about 2 years ago

Frequently consulting new research outputs in my networks (e,g, via Researchgate), prioritizing them by relevance to my current work/ideas and reading these papers according to priority level

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Maria Artigas about 2 years ago

Sometimes, I could not understand the means about "the specialized paper", what is the mean from the editor's view.

Go to the profile of Shizhuo Yang
Shizhuo Yang almost 2 years ago

As a 3-years PhD student, the time is limited for me. So I plan to publish two papers when I graduated. One is top level and one middle level in our field, and I think this target is proper for me. Have got the objective, I will try my best to complete.Firstly , work hard, achieve data ,write paper(According the advice offered by the Nature masterclass online).

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Yingqi Hou about 1 year ago

Write the paper. Wait for 1-2 days to forget it. Come back and reread it, usually I have something to add. After a few cycles, I think my writing is good enough and ask feedback from others.

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BhanuSharma 9 months ago

1 review paper with added own data .Writing is in progress

Go to the profile of MOMANYI Kelvin Nyariaro

Currently working on one paper on the evaluation of One Health in Kenya. I'll be working on it as I take the nature master course.

Go to the profile of MOMANYI Kelvin Nyariaro

Currently working on one paper on the evaluation of One Health in Kenya. I'll be working on it as I take the nature master course.

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Sulaiman M. Alfadul about 2 months ago

good data is the most important to publish

Go to the profile of Evaristo Mukunda Malenje
Evaristo Mukunda Malenje about 2 months ago

Am currently analysing my experimental data for my MSc in Animal Genetics and Breeding as I take this course , I have never written a paper before  and am finding the course so resourceful. Am reading other papers and I can appreciate novelty and the importance of clarity in communication

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Trinity Senda about 1 month ago

Well, I try to write as fast as I can, then read through my work and start looking at  the individual sections and give myself comments like its not my work, then I go back now as the owner of the work to respond to those comments. 

Go to the profile of Winfred Sila
Winfred Sila 26 days ago

I am currently writing a paper on small ruminant economics and reading related papers.

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Ayodele Boglo 17 days ago

setting targets - I believe I tend to take the approach of @brain Jones; although not a yearly view, mine is to ensure every week I am adding something to my repertoire of knowledge in the field I have chosen to base my work. resilience

Go to the profile of Vistolina  Nuuyoma
Vistolina Nuuyoma 14 days ago

As a student with fulltime job in academia, I set my target to 3 manuscript per year.

Go to the profile of Lwazi Charles Mahlalela

I keep on checking similar topics related to my work weekly. I read on those so that I can keep my work within, even though not exactly, the current hot topics. Obviously this is linked to the set deliverables set at the beginning of the year which are broadly set to result in a paper. 

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Clemence Njehoya 6 days ago

Write at least one paper a year despite the scarcity of research funds in my country. So i use all available financial resources to achieve this aim of mine. It is not easy, but i try.