Upcoming open courses in 2021

All delivered live online by the instructor via Zoom

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Academic careers: expectations, planning & preparation

Date: 25th June 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Writing for publication in scientific journals

Date: 22nd July 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Designing publication quality figures & graphics

Date: 25th August 2021, 0930 – 1230

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To book a place on any of the courses listed above, or to find out more information about the course structure and content, please click on the “more information” button below each course title.

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Upcoming open courses in 2021

All delivered live online by the instructor via Zoom

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Writing for publication in scientific journals

Date: 23rd March 2021, 0930 – 1600

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Careers outside academia: expectations, skills & preparation

Date: 13th April 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Attracting funding: writing & applying for fellowships

Date: 26th May 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Academic careers: expectations, planning & preparation

Date: 25th June 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Writing for publication in scientific journals

Date: 22nd July 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Designing publication quality figures & graphics

Date: 25th August 2021, 0930 – 1230

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To book a place on any of the courses listed above, or to find out more information about the course structure and content, please click on the “more information” button below each course title.

More courses are coming soon! To receive notifications of upcoming courses, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Upcoming open courses in 2021

All delivered live online by the instructor via Zoom

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Designing publication quality figures & graphics

Date: 19th February 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Writing for publication in scientific journals

Date: 23rd March 2021, 0930 – 1600

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Careers outside academia: expectations, skills & preparation

Date: 13th April 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Attracting funding: writing & applying for fellowships

Date: 26th May 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Academic careers: expectations, planning & preparation

Date: 25th June 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Writing for publication in scientific journals

Date: 22nd July 2021, 0930 – 1230

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To book a place on any of the courses listed above, or to find out more information about the course structure and content, please click on the “more information” button below each course title.

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Writing for publication in scientific journals

Training course:

Writing for publication in scientific journals

22nd July 2021

For PhD students & early career researchers

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Dates & times

This course is a full day, live online session taught via Zoom. Participants will also be given access to an additional self-paced online course on the Electv Training Platform.

22nd July 2021, 0930 – 1600*

*All times are UK time.

Overview

Researchers are writers. We communicate our results via articles, discuss the findings of others in reviews and use the literature as an immortal record of science from both past and contemporary research, therefore, developing our writing skills must be given the same time and dedication as other phases of the research process. Writing is challenging, but it is an important skill that is developed and honed over time, it is a key component of the researcher’s skillset and one that they will use more than most.

Manuscripts must be clear, concise and written in a manner that is appropriate for that particular style of document. This course covers how to structure an original scientific research paper, designing and planning your article, how to articulate your argument, designing publication quality figures & tables. The session will use selected examples from the existing literature and will also include sections on the scholarly publishing process, selecting journals and peer review.

The course includes a set of resources that participants can explore in their own time and consists of short lectures, discussions, individual exercises and anecdotes from the instructor’s own experience of writing, publishing and reviewing articles. Participants will also be given access to an additional self-paced online course that they can complete in their own time.

At the end of this course participants will:

  • have been introduced to the scholarly publishing process;
  • understand what is expected of them regarding writing style and structure;
  • have analysed and discussed examples of clear, concise scientific writing;
  • have been given a range of resources to explore in their own time.

 

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for PhD students and early career postdocs working in scientific disciplines. No prior experience of publication is necessary and the course is open to all. Please note that this course will be online only.

 

Course content

Part 1 (morning)

  • An introduction to the publishing process
  • Being an author – what is expected
  • Selecting a journal
  • Outlining & planning your article
  • The structure of a scientific research paper

Part 2 (afternoon)

  • Writing style & language
  • Presenting data: preparing figures & tables
  • Navigating the peer review process
  • Copyright & open access
  • Post-publication actions & metrics

The above content will be delivered as a live webinar via Zoom.

 

Who is the instructor?

This course is delivered by Electv Training, a division of The Scientific Editing Company. We are based in the UK and we deliver training courses to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at universities and research institutes around the UK & Europe. The company was founded in 2011 and we specialise in both face to face and online training. We also organise and manage the popular annual scholarly publishing event, the ReConEvent Conference, in Edinburgh every year and have done so since 2013; the conference attracts hundreds of delegates and we have hosted speakers from a range of scholarly journals, universities, funding agencies and companies over the years.

The instructor for this course will be Dr Joanna Young: Joanna obtained a BSc in Microbiology, an MSc in Informatics and a PhD in Neuroscience and Informatics from the University of Edinburgh, prior to completing her postdoctoral work there. She has published several papers of her own and she has been training researchers for the last ten years.

 

Testimonials from previous participants

“This was really helpful and helped me to understand what was expected of me regarding writing. Highly recommend!”

“Excellent course. Really clear overview and useful exercises throughout. I am now much more confident about writing.”

“This was really useful! I wish I had done it earlier!”

“This was a thorough overview of the publishing process with useful insights from first hand experience of the process.”

“Very informative & clearly presented, much of the content was new to me.”

“Thank you for delivering such a great course online!”

“Excellent! This course should be taken early on in a PhD, how a paper is constructed helps to organise our approach to research.”

“A great introduction into writing for publication with insights and inspiration into planning prior to writing.”

 

Course fees

We are offering a special, discounted early bird rate for PhD students and postdocs if you book your place before the 15th July. The course fees are as follows:

  • PhD student or postdoc – early bird rate:         £59 + VAT *
  • PhD student or postdoc – standard rate:          £95 + VAT
  • Corporate rate:                                                      £130 + VAT

* Early bird rate – book before 15th July.

You can book your ticket by clicking the “Register for the course” button above. Registration will give you access to the full course including: the full day, live taught online session, extra resources, an invitation to join the Electv community and an additional online course that you can complete in your own time.

Funding

Several of the previous participants on our courses have had their places funded/ reimbursed by their institutions. If you are a PhD student or member of staff at a university or research institute then you may be able to ask your department or institute to pay for your place on the course. You may wish to contact your superviser or training and skills department directly to ask about this. Please note we cannot manage these queries on your behalf.

For researcher developers & graduate schools: block bookings are available for this course. If you would like to book places for several students you can do so via the ticketing page or we can send you an invoice (please email us at enquiries@electv.net if you would prefer to pay via invoice.)

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Academic careers: expectations, planning & preparation

Training course:

Academic careers: expectations, planning & preparation

25th June 2021

For PhD students & early career researchers

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Dates & times

This course will run as:

A live online workshop session taught via Zoom on the morning of 25th June 2021 (0930 – 1230*)

*All times are UK time.

Overview

Are you interested in pursuing an academic career? Many early career researchers are attracted to the academic life and consider it to be the next logical step in their career, however they may be unsure as to how to plan and prepare so that they can optimise their chances for success. Academic research is an exciting and challenging career choice that gives you the opportunity to build your own research group and be at the cutting edge of your field; it is also a highly competitive environment and researchers from all over the world aspire to reach the top of the profession. In order to succeed, you will need to publish regularly, apply for funding, plan strategically, network and develop a long term plan for your research. This course aims to demystify the academic career pathway, it encourages you to consider your ambitions and plan a career strategy that works best for you. 

If you are interested in continuing in academia then it is never too early to start planning your career trajectory and thinking about what direction you want to go. This workshop will give an insight into the realities of academic careers, including case studies and examples from the instructor’s own experience. Participants will be asked to consider their career strategy going forward, regarding their research field, their accomplishments to date and their next steps.

The course includes a set of resources that participants can explore in their own time and consists of short lectures, discussions, individual exercises and anecdotes from the instructor’s own experience. Participants will also be given access to an additional online course (part 2 of this course) that they can complete in their own time.

At the end of this course participants will have:

  • an overview of research careers and an understanding of the pathway to being an independent academic group leader;
  • what is expected of early career researchers;
  • an understanding of the next steps that they need to take to enhance their career prospects; 
  • an understanding of the skills they have and those that they would like to develop further.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for PhD students (2nd year onwards) and early career postdocs working in scientific disciplines. No prior experience is necessary and the course is open to all. Please note that this course will be online only.

Course content

Agenda  (0930 – 1230)

  • Academic career paths 
  • Planning your research strategy
  • Expectations
  • Your skills & motivation
  • Networking
  • Resources

The above content will be delivered as a live webinar via Zoom in the morning (0930 – 1230). At the end of the session, participants will be given access to an additional, optional online training course for them to complete in their own time on the Electv Online Training School

Who is the instructor?

This course is delivered by Electv Training, a division of The Scientific Editing Company. We are based in the UK and we deliver training courses to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at universities and research institutes around the UK & Europe. The company was founded in 2011 and we specialise in both face to face and online training. We also organise and manage the popular annual scholarly publishing event, the ReConEvent Conference, in Edinburgh every year and have done so since 2013; the conference attracts hundreds of delegates and we have hosted speakers from a range of scholarly journals, universities, funding agencies and companies over the years.

The instructor for this course will be Dr Joanna Young. Joanna obtained a BSc in Microbiology, then proceeded on to a four year Medical Research Council scholarship, gaining an MSc in Informatics and a PhD in Neuroscience and Informatics from the University of Edinburgh. After her PhD, Joanna completed a three year postdoctoral position at the University of Edinburgh, prior to being awarded a Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship in 2010. She has published several papers and has been training researchers for the last ten years.

Testimonials from previous participants

“The session was great! It was very enlightening, practical and implementable.” 

“It’s great to go to training events where you can share your experiences in such a supportive atmosphere! Thanks for all of the tips and suggestions Jo!” 

“I highly recommend this course. Understanding that what to do after your PhD is a common concern for early career researchers and that I am not “alone” in this indecision was really good to know, also liked how openly we talked about the topic among the group.” 

“The course was great, very clear and engaging. I loved the activities, they were very helpful!”

Course fees

We are offering a discounted early bird rate for PhD students and postdocs if you book your place before the 20th June. The course fees are as follows:

  • PhD student or postdoc – early bird rate:         £30 + VAT       (£36) *
  • PhD student or postdoc – standard rate:          £50 + VAT       (£60)
  • Corporate rate:                                                      £100 + VAT     (£120)

*Early bird rate is available for booking by 20th June only.

You can book your ticket by clicking the “Register for the course” button above. Registration will give you access to the full course including: the live taught online session, an additional online course that you can complete in your own time, extra resources and an invitation to join the Electv community.

Funding to attend

Several of the previous participants on our courses have had their places funded/ reimbursed by their institutions. If you are a PhD student or member of staff at a university or research institute then you may be able to ask your department or institute to pay for your place on the course. You may wish to contact your superviser or training and skills department directly to ask about this. Please note we cannot manage these queries on your behalf.

For researcher developers & graduate schools: block bookings are available for this course. If you would like to book places for several students you can do so via the ticketing page or we can send you an invoice (please email us at enquiries@electv.net if you would prefer to pay via invoice.)

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Attracting funding: writing & applying for postdoctoral fellowships

Training course:

Attracting funding: writing and applying for postdoctoral fellowships

26th May 2021

For PhD students & early career researchers

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Dates & times

This course consists of two components: 

1) A live online workshop session taught via Zoom on the morning of 26th May 2021 (0930 – 1230*)

2) An asynchronous online course that participants can complete after part (1) in their own time on the Electv Online Training Platform.

The second component is optional and participants can choose to fit it around their own schedules. Once they finish the second component, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.

*All times are UK time.

Overview

A career in research is exciting, varied and gives you the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of discovery in your chosen field. It is also a highly competitive environment and researchers from all over the world aspire to reach the top of the profession. If you are aiming for a career in research it is crucial to publish regularly, be independent, grow an international network of contacts and attract funding for your own unique projects. You can start to do this early in your research career: if you are awarded a postdoctoral fellowship, not only will you stand out from the crowd, but you will demonstrate that you can propose innovative projects that attract research funding – this is a key requirement for a successful academic career. 

How do you go about the process of applying for your own postdoctoral research fellowship? There is more to it than filling in an application form: you will have to propose and design an innovative project, identify a senior researcher to advise you and approach them about being involved in your project, convince the application reviewers that you are the right person, name referees and much more. To be successful requires planning and preparation and you will need to use your network and be proactive. This workshop is suitable for PhD students (from 2nd year onwards) and will include information on what to expect, a walkthrough of a relevant application form, individual exercises and the instructor’s own experience of successfully obtaining a postdoctoral research fellowship.

The course includes a set of resources that participants can explore in their own time and consists of short lectures, discussions, individual exercises and anecdotes from the instructor’s own experience of obtaining a fellowship. Participants will also be given access to an additional online course that they can complete in their own time.

At the end of this course participants will have:

  • been introduced to the funding application process;
  • an understanding of what steps are involved, time frames, what a fellowship involves, international options, how to apply, the different types of fellowships available;
  • planned out a project and application strategy using the unique Electv® funding planning tool.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for PhD students (2nd year onwards) and early career postdocs working in scientific disciplines. No prior experience of writing funding applications is necessary and the course is open to all. Please note that this course will be online only.

Course content

Part 1: Live online workshop  (0930 – 1230)

  • Expectations of the applicant
  • The application process
  • Your project idea
  • Walkthrough of a sample application form 
  • Mapping out your application with the Electv® funding planning tool
  • List of relevant fellowships

The above content will be delivered as a live webinar via Zoom in the morning (0930 – 1230) of 26th May. At the end of the session, participants will be given access to Part 2 of the course: an additional, optional online training course for them to complete in their own time on the Electv Online Training School

Who is the instructor?

This course is delivered by Electv Training, a division of The Scientific Editing Company. We are based in the UK and we deliver training courses to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at universities and research institutes around the UK & Europe. The company was founded in 2011 and we specialise in both face to face and online training. We also organise and manage the popular annual scholarly publishing event, the ReConEvent Conference, in Edinburgh every year and have done so since 2013; the conference attracts hundreds of delegates and we have hosted speakers from a range of scholarly journals, universities, funding agencies and companies over the years.

The instructor for this course will be Dr Joanna Young. Joanna obtained a BSc in Microbiology, then proceeded on to a four year Medical Research Council scholarship, gaining an MSc in Informatics and a PhD in Neuroscience and Informatics from the University of Edinburgh. After her PhD, Joanna completed a three year postdoctoral position at the University of Edinburgh, prior to being awarded a Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship in 2010. She has published several papers and has been training researchers for the last ten years.

Testimonials from previous participants

“Competent, encouraging and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your own experience of getting a fellowship too, very useful!” 

“Approachable, knowledgeable, well delivered and facilitated. Thank you!” 

“Excellent. Practical, hands-on mentorship that gets you into the fellowship funding rationale and provides you with the tools to proceed. I would recommend it to all early-career researchers.”

“Joanna was an excellent facilitator – the best online training session I have attended!”

Course fees

We are offering a special, discounted early bird rate for PhD students and postdocs if you book your place before the 24th May. The course fees are as follows:

  • PhD student or postdoc – early bird rate:         £30 + VAT       (£36) *
  • PhD student or postdoc – standard rate:          £50 + VAT       (£60)
  • Corporate rate:                                                      £100 + VAT     (£120)

*Early bird rate is available for booking before 24th May only.

You can book your ticket by clicking the “Register for the course” button above. Registration will give you access to the full course including: the live taught online session (part 1), an additional online course that you can complete in your own time (part 2), extra resources and an invitation to join the Electv community.

Funding to attend

Several of the previous participants on our courses have had their places funded/ reimbursed by their institutions. If you are a PhD student or member of staff at a university or research institute then you may be able to ask your department or institute to pay for your place on the course. You may wish to contact your superviser or training and skills department directly to ask about this. Please note we cannot manage these queries on your behalf.

For researcher developers & graduate schools: block bookings are available for this course. If you would like to book places for several students you can do so via the ticketing page or we can send you an invoice (please email us at enquiries@electv.net if you would prefer to pay via invoice.)

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Careers outside academia: expectations, skills & preparation

Training course:

Careers outside academia: expectations, skills & preparation

13th April 2021

For PhD students & early career researchers

Dates & times

This course will run as:

A live online workshop session taught via Zoom on the morning of 13th April 2020 (0930 – 1230*).

Participants will also be given complimentary access to a self-paced online course that they can choose to complete in their own time after the session via the Electv Online Training School. 

*All times are UK time.

Overview

There are a number of options outside of academia that are open to researchers. Not everyone chooses to climb the academic ladder and many researchers are unaware of the variety of other options that are available. 

During their career, researchers develop a range of skills that they can utilise in a variety of other positions, whether these are related to their research or not. In order to find a career outside academia, you will need to present yourself well online, network effectively, describe your skills clearly and explain your academic experience in a way that appeals to employers. 

This workshop will highlight a number of different careers and provide resources for participants to explore in their own time. We will include overviews of a variety of different roles and case studies of researchers who have moved into non-academic careers. In addition, participants will be invited to complete an individual ElementsTM skills evaluation to help them with future applications and interviews. 

The course includes a set of resources that participants can explore in their own time and consists of short lectures, discussions, individual exercises and anecdotes from the instructor’s own experience.

At the end of this course participants will have:

  • a clear understanding of their transferable skills and how to communicate these on their CV; 
  • an understanding of how to present themselves and be visible online; 
  • an overview of a range of non-academic career options. 

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for PhD students and early career postdocs from any field. No prior experience is necessary and the course is open to all. Please note that this course will be online only.

Course content

Agenda  (0930 – 1230)

  • Your skill set & experience
  • An overview of other non-academic careers
  • Your online profile
  • Networking effectively
  • Resources

The above content will be delivered as a live webinar via Zoom. At the end of the session, participants will be given access to an additional, optional online training course for them to complete in their own time on the Electv Online Training School

Who is the instructor?

This course is delivered by Electv Training, a division of The Scientific Editing Company. We are based in the UK and we deliver training courses to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at universities and research institutes around the UK & Europe. The company was founded in 2011 and we specialise in both face to face and online training. We also organise and manage the popular annual scholarly publishing event, the ReConEvent Conference, in Edinburgh every year and have done so since 2013; the conference attracts hundreds of delegates and we have hosted speakers from a range of scholarly journals, universities, funding agencies and companies over the years.

The instructor for this course will be Dr Joanna Young. Joanna obtained a BSc in Microbiology, then proceeded on to a four year Medical Research Council scholarship, gaining an MSc in Informatics and a PhD in Neuroscience and Informatics from the University of Edinburgh. After her PhD, Joanna completed a three year postdoctoral position at the University of Edinburgh, prior to being awarded a Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship in 2010. She has published several papers and has been training researchers for the last ten years.

Testimonials from previous participants

“The workshop was very interactive with a lot of opportunities to get to know the other workshop participants. Very valuable.”  

“Enthusiastic, engaging & encouraging workshop. I especially liked the dynamic style of the presenter.” 

“I got some great career advice. Thanks for the excellent course!” 

“I highly recommend this course. Understanding that what to do after your PhD is a common concern for early career researchers and that I am not “alone” in this indecision was really good to know, also liked how openly we talked about the topic among the group.” 

Course fees

We are offering a discounted early bird rate for PhD students and postdocs if you book your place before the 8th April. The course fees are as follows:

  • PhD student or postdoc – early bird rate:         £30 + VAT       (£36) *
  • PhD student or postdoc – standard rate:          £50 + VAT       (£60)
  • Corporate rate:                                                      £100 + VAT     (£120)

*Early bird rate is available for booking by 8th April only.

You can book your ticket by clicking the “Register for the course” button above. Registration will give you access to the full course including: the live taught online session, an additional online course that you can complete in your own time, extra resources and an invitation to join the Electv community.

Funding to attend

Several of the previous participants on our courses have had their places funded/ reimbursed by their institutions. If you are a PhD student or member of staff at a university or research institute then you may be able to ask your department or institute to pay for your place on the course. You may wish to contact your superviser or training and skills department directly to ask about this. Please note we cannot manage these queries on your behalf.

For researcher developers & graduate schools: block bookings are available for this course. If you would like to book places for several students you can do so via the ticketing page or we can send you an invoice (please email us at enquiries@electv.net if you would prefer to pay via invoice.)

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Upcoming open courses

All delivered live online by the instructor via Zoom

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Attracting funding: writing & applying for fellowships

Date: 15th January 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Designing publication quality figures & graphics

Date: 19th February 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Writing for publication in scientific journals

Date: 23rd March 2021, 0930 – 1600

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Careers outside academia: expectations, skills & preparation

Date: 13th April 2021, 0930 – 1230

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To book a place on any of the courses listed above, or to find out more information about the course structure and content, please click on the “more information” button below each course title.

More courses are coming soon! To receive notifications of upcoming courses, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Upcoming open courses

All delivered live online by the instructor via Zoom

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Academic careers: expectations, planning & preparation

Date: 15th December 2020, 0930 – 1230

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Attracting funding: writing & applying for fellowships

Date: 15th January 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Designing publication quality figures & graphics

Date: 19th February 2021, 0930 – 1230

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Writing for publication in scientific journals

Date: 23rd March 2021, 0930 – 1600

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Careers outside academia: expectations, skills & preparation

Date: 13th April 2021, 0930 – 1230

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To book a place on any of the courses listed above, or to find out more information about the course structure and content, please click on the “more information” button below each course title.

More courses are coming soon! To receive notifications of upcoming courses, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Writing for publication in scientific journals

Training course:

Writing for publication in scientific journals

23rd March 2021

For PhD students & early career researchers

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Dates & times

This course is a full day, live online session taught via Zoom. Participants will also be given access to an additional self-paced online course on the Electv Training Platform.

Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 0930 – 1600*

*All times are UK time.

Overview

Researchers are writers. We communicate our results via articles, discuss the findings of others in reviews and use the literature as an immortal record of science from both past and contemporary research, therefore, developing our writing skills must be given the same time and dedication as other phases of the research process. Writing is challenging, but it is an important skill that is developed and honed over time, it is a key component of the researcher’s skillset and one that they will use more than most.

Manuscripts must be clear, concise and written in a manner that is appropriate for that particular style of document. This course covers how to structure an original scientific research paper, designing and planning your article, how to articulate your argument, designing publication quality figures & tables. The session will use selected examples from the existing literature and will also include sections on the scholarly publishing process, selecting journals and peer review.

The course includes a set of resources that participants can explore in their own time and consists of short lectures, discussions, individual exercises and anecdotes from the instructor’s own experience of writing, publishing and reviewing articles. Participants will also be given access to an additional self-paced online course that they can complete in their own time.

At the end of this course participants will:

  • have been introduced to the scholarly publishing process;
  • understand what is expected of them regarding writing style and structure;
  • have analysed and discussed examples of clear, concise scientific writing;
  • have been given a range of resources to explore in their own time.

 

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for PhD students and early career postdocs working in scientific disciplines. No prior experience of publication is necessary and the course is open to all. Please note that this course will be online only.

 

Course content

Part 1 (morning)

  • An introduction to the publishing process
  • Being an author – what is expected
  • Selecting a journal
  • Outlining & planning your article
  • The structure of a scientific research paper

Part 2 (afternoon)

  • Writing style & language
  • Presenting data: preparing figures & tables
  • Navigating the peer review process
  • Copyright & open access
  • Post-publication actions & metrics

The above content will be delivered as a live webinar via Zoom.

 

Who is the instructor?

This course is delivered by Electv Training, a division of The Scientific Editing Company. We are based in the UK and we deliver training courses to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at universities and research institutes around the UK & Europe. The company was founded in 2011 and we specialise in both face to face and online training. We also organise and manage the popular annual scholarly publishing event, the ReConEvent Conference, in Edinburgh every year and have done so since 2013; the conference attracts hundreds of delegates and we have hosted speakers from a range of scholarly journals, universities, funding agencies and companies over the years.

The instructor for this course will be Dr Joanna Young: Joanna obtained a BSc in Microbiology, an MSc in Informatics and a PhD in Neuroscience and Informatics from the University of Edinburgh, prior to completing her postdoctoral work there. She has published several papers of her own and she has been training researchers for the last ten years.

 

Testimonials from previous participants

“This was really helpful and helped me to understand what was expected of me regarding writing. Highly recommend!”

“Excellent course. Really clear overview and useful exercises throughout. I am now much more confident about writing.”

“This was really useful! I wish I had done it earlier!”

“This was a thorough overview of the publishing process with useful insights from first hand experience of the process.”

“Very informative & clearly presented, much of the content was new to me.”

“Thank you for delivering such a great course online!”

“Excellent! This course should be taken early on in a PhD, how a paper is constructed helps to organise our approach to research.”

“A great introduction into writing for publication with insights and inspiration into planning prior to writing.”

 

Course fees

We are offering a special, discounted early bird rate for PhD students and postdocs if you book your place before the 19th March. The course fees are as follows:

  • PhD student or postdoc – early bird rate:         £59 + VAT *
  • PhD student or postdoc – standard rate:          £95 + VAT
  • Corporate rate:                                                      £130 + VAT

* Early bird rate – book before 19th March.

You can book your ticket by clicking the “Register for the course” button above. Registration will give you access to the full course including: the full day, live taught online session, extra resources, an invitation to join the Electv community and an additional online course that you can complete in your own time.

Funding

Several of the previous participants on our courses have had their places funded/ reimbursed by their institutions. If you are a PhD student or member of staff at a university or research institute then you may be able to ask your department or institute to pay for your place on the course. You may wish to contact your superviser or training and skills department directly to ask about this. Please note we cannot manage these queries on your behalf.

For researcher developers & graduate schools: block bookings are available for this course. If you would like to book places for several students you can do so via the ticketing page or we can send you an invoice (please email us at enquiries@electv.net if you would prefer to pay via invoice.)

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