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Science Publishing 101: Strategies for Publishing in Academic Journals and Communicating Your Research for a General Audience (ASPIRE)

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Online: Link emailed to participants

In this 60-minute workshop, we will discuss strategies for 1) publishing in academic science journals, and 2) communicating your research for a general audience through opinion editorials. During the first half of the workshop, we will outline the anatomy of a journal manuscript. By highlighting some common reasons for rejection, we will provide strategies in creating a practical publishing task outline, choosing the right journal to publish in, and scientific storytelling. In the second half of the workshop, we will consider how to position academic research topics within the main features of opinion editorials, including the hook, structure, and tone.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Craft a better journal article for journal submission
  • Choose the right journal to publish in
  • Frame your research for a non-academic audience
  • Integrate your research into the structure of an opinion editorial

This is an ASPIRE Certificate workshop for graduate students, and an event to celebrate Science Literacy Week across Canada.

Instructors: James Southworth (Writing Consultant) and Siu Hong Yu (Science Liaison Librarian)

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Last Updated: January 26, 2024 10:12am