Getting Published in the Sciences, 1st Edition
Author: Dr Keith Hart
Reviewer: Professor Peter Barnes
Group: Research Skills 1
Cat. number: RS 003
Length: 90 minutes
This course aims to provide a guide to publication in the sciences. It has been written by Dr Keith Hart from Cardiff University, and reviewed by Professor Peter Barnes FRS, one of the world's most highly-cited medical (academic) authors.
At various stages throughout the course, learners are introduced to Ty Tanium, a fictional, animated early-career researcher. They witness his experience of the publishing process. At the end of the course they will have learnt enough to help Ty successfully publish his manuscript. There are also regular quizzes to check on progress, as well as video tips from editors of one of the world's best known journals!
- Why publish?
- Ownership of journals
- How do I know if I have publishable data?
- Journal selection
- Copyright and patent issues
- Format of a science paper
- Stages of writing a paper
- Software packages
- Submitting the paper
- The editorial process
- Dealing with rejection
- Responding to referees comments
- What makes a good paper?
Author - Dr Keith Hart, Cardiff University
Keith Hart is a Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University. He pursued his ambition to become a science writer by working as a British Association for the Advancement of Science/Royal Society Media Fellow at the BBC World Service. He has also been a Medical Writer for Dragon Communications. Dr Hart has published extensively in a range of journals.
Expert Reviewer - Professor Peter Barnes FRS, Imperial College
Professor Peter Barnes is Head of Thoracic Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College London. He has authored over 700 peer-review papers and edited over 30 books on asthma, COPD and lung pharmacology. He is on the editorial board of over 20 journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, is Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and Editor of Respiratory Research. He is the fifth most highly-cited scientist in the UK over the last ten years.