Sample One-Day Masterclass

Nature Masterclasses face-to-face training can vary from one-day to three-day. Below is an example of a one-day masterclass agenda.

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Nature Masterclasses face-to-face training can vary from one-day to three-day, depending on your institution's requirements.

For a one-day masterclass we recommend 6-8 modules, which will be covered in short lectures, and 2-4 activities. We'll work with you to put together an agenda based on your needs.

Below is an example of a one-day masterclass:

09:00 Welcome

09.15 What Makes a Great Paper

What top-tier journal editors look for in a manuscript, with examples from Nature publications

10:00 Activity 1: You’re the editor!

10:30 Figure Presentation

Choosing an appropriate format for your data and best practices

11.15 Activity 2: Displaying data

11:45 Break

12:00 Elements of Writing Style

Golden rules of writing and structuring the text in your paper

12:45 Q&A with the editors

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Titles and Abstracts

Creating an engaging title, what to avoid, plus abstract templates you can apply to your own writing

14:45 Activity 3: A review of participants’ abstracts and titles (provided in advance)

15:15 Break

15.30 From Introduction to Conclusion

What to include in (and exclude from) each section, common pitfalls, and how to create a narrative flow

16.00 The Editorial Process and Peer Review

What happens to papers once they’ve been submitted, and a crash course in peer review

16:45 Recap and Q&A with the editors


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Claire Hodge

Marketing Manager, Nature Masterclasses & Editing, Springer Nature

Contact me to find out more about Nature Masterclasses training - be it our online or face-to-face training! You're also welcome to get in touch via our contact form: masterclasses.nature.com/pages/contact-us

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