Now available as a virtual webinar during these exceptional times
For researchers of all levels in the natural sciences
Available to institutions globally to host on-site
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
1- or 2-day workshop
2 journal editors from Nature Portfolio
25-30 researchers in each workshop
1-to-1 interaction with editors and an opportunity for abstract review
"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
"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
Institutions can choose to host a one-day or two-day workshop focused on writing, publishing, or the entire writing and publishing process.
We offer flexibility for in-person workshops. Agenda topics can be swapped around and timings adjusted to spend more or less time on particular topics. Virtual workshops have a set agenda.
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.
Every researcher receives a handout pack containing a workbook and journal. 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.
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:
Diabetes and insulin
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
Researcher feedback in 2022
felt 'there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions'
rated the workshops as 'good' or 'excellent'
agreed 'I will be able to apply what I have learnt to my work'