Thursday 9 February 2023
Are you an emerging researcher, or clinician who would like to start publishing your own peer-reviewed manuscripts?
How to Write a Paper will demystify the publication process, and guide you through it – from planning a paper, through to writing it effectively, and finally dealing with the occasionally-brutal peer-review process. In this interactive course, you will come along with an idea for a paper you would like to write, and then work on throughout it the day as each session progresses.
In this course, we will cover the following:
- Planning and structuring your publication
- Habits of highly-effective writers
- Crafting a solid Introduction
- Communicating your Methods succinctly
- Effectively communicating your Results
- Bending and shaping your Discussion and Conclusion sections
- Choosing (and using) referencing tools
- Picking a journal to submit your paper to
- Approaching and dealing with the peer-review process
Style of course
This is an interactive course comprised of multiple short presentations, group and individual workshops, and opportunities for discussion. We ask that you bring along an idea for a paper that you would like to write, which you will work on throughout the day during our workshop sessions. This course will be held in person in Wellington.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at emerging researchers who are developing an interest in writing academic papers. We will use examples from public health/epidemiology during the day, but the principles of the course will apply to all medical and health science contexts.
COVID‑19 contingency plan
If COVID Alert Level restrictions prevent in-person/face-to-face delivery of this course, it will be delivered online the same day, and a credit of $100 given ($50 for those paying staff/student rate).
|9:00am||Welcome, organisation, housekeeping
Overview of today
Why do we publish?
Group Discussion – questions you would like answered in this course
Group Discussion – introduce individual writing projects
Before you begin: some simple questions you must know the answer to
|11:00am||Planning for publication: Beginning with the end in mind
Planning for publication: Structuring your paper
Workshop: The Introduction
Workshop: The Methods
Workshop: The Results
Workshop: The Discussion
Titles, abstracts and authors
Workshop: Titles, abstracts and authors
Choosing a journal
Submitting your paper
Surviving the peer review process
- Dr Jason Gurney is an Associate Professor and Director of the Cancer and Chronic Condtions (C3) Research Group within the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington. He has a deep, slightly-peculiar passion for both academic and non-academic writing.