The Scientific Library Presents “How to Get Published in a Research Journal” on May 16

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer; photo illustration by Richard Frederickson, Staff Photographer; images courtesy of Elsevier B.V.
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Sarah Barth and Mercedes Simoncelli will provide practical advice on the steps to take before writing a paper.

When aiming to publish a scientific work, every writer should consider the following questions:

     - Do you know the best way to structure a scientific paper?
     - Have you identified the most appropriate journal?
     - Do you understand the peer-review process?

Answering these three questions is a critical step toward getting your work published. With that in mind, and to provide support for the publication process, the Scientific Library is hosting a publishing workshop titled “How to Get Published in a Research Journal” on Monday, May 16.

Sarah Barth and Mercedes Simoncelli, two publishers of health and medical journals from a major publishing company, will provide practical advice on the steps to take before writing a paper. They’ll also demonstrate how to develop and submit a manuscript, illuminate what editors and publishers are looking for, and explain how to deal with referee comments. Finally, Barth and Simoncelli will address sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism, and duplicate publishing.

The workshop will offer valuable guidance to all scientists, beginners and veterans alike, on how to improve publishing opportunities. This event will be held in the auditorium of Building 549 beginning at 1 p.m. and will also be videocast to the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) in Room E1201. Registration is not required, and light refreshments will be provided by the vendor.

Anyone who publishes should attend this workshop, either in person in the auditorium of Building 549 or via videocast at the ATRF, to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to increase scientific publishing knowledge.

For more information, please visit the Scientific Library’s website.

A sample of some of the journals in which researchers may try to get published.