Workshops in Scientific Writing and Publishing

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Audience

For researchers of all levels in the natural sciences

Available to institutions globally to host on-site

Key features

1- or 2-day workshop

2 journal editors from Nature Research

25-30 researchers in each workshop

1-to-1 interaction with editors and an opportunity for abstract review

Skills gained

Develop writing skills and confidence — 91% feel "more confident in writing manuscripts"

Understand editorial processes and what editors look for in papers

Learn best practices for submitting a paper and completing a peer review

Meet Nature Research editors


Every workshop is delivered by two journal editors from Nature Research to offer researchers first-hand insight into publishing at top journals.

Researchers have the chance to ask questions and interact one-to-one with the editors.

There is also an opportunity for researchers to bring their own draft abstract to discuss with the editors.

"This was an excellent course and I would definitely recommend it... The opportunity to go through my abstract with the editors was fantastic." 

PhD student, Norway 

Highly interactive and practical


Short lectures from the editors are interspersed with practical exercises, group discussions, and Q&A with the editors. 

Best practices are discussed using real examples from Nature Research publications.

"Content was excellent and well thought out. Mixture of 1-2-1 sessions, practical, and taught sessions worked very well."

​​​​​​​Principal Investigator, UK

Agendas: One- and two-day workshops

Tailored to each institution

Agendas

Institutions can choose to host a one-day or two-day workshop focused on writing, publishing, or the entire writing and publishing process. 

Agenda topics can be swapped around and timings adjusted to spend more or less time on particular topics.

Size

We recommend a maximum of 30 researchers per workshop. To train a greater number of researchers, institutions can host two one-day workshops or inquire about a seminar-style workshop for up to 100 researchers. 

To train new cohorts of researchers, institutions can request a series of workshops spread throughout one year or over two to three years, granting a multi-workshop discount.

Materials

Every researcher receives a handout pack containing a workbook, journal, notepad, and pen. The workbook is customized for each workshop and branded with the host institution's logo.

Every institution receives a post-workshop wrap-up report containing feedback from their researchers — collected via a questionnaire at the end of the workshop.

Subject area

Our workshops can cater for researchers with mixed subject areas or be tailored by subject area. Editors can be matched as closely as possible so that researchers hear from editors in their discipline. The editors also use discipline-relevant examples throughout the workshop.

Examples of previous subject-tailored workshops:

Animal virology
Atmospheric physics
Biomedical imaging
Cancer
Cardiology
Chemical engineering
Climate change
Diabetes and insulin
Immunology
Intelligent manufacturing
Marine science
Medicine
Metabolic engineering
Microbiology
Parkinson’s

Host a workshop to support objectives

Improve the quality of your department's publication output to grow your impact in the field

Equip your researchers with the skills and knowledge to support their career and professional development

Researchers with greater publishing experience can aim higher with their next journal submissions

Promotional resources


Institutions can promote their workshop using our free downloadable resources.

Workshops worldwide


200+ institutions from over 25 countries have hosted a Nature Masterclasses workshop.

Researcher feedback in 2018

98%

felt 'there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions'

94%

rated the workshops as 'good' or 'excellent'

96%

agreed 'I will be able to apply what I have learnt to my work'

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