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Office of the Vice Provost for Research hosts ‘Nature Masterclass: Scientific Writing and Publishing’ Nov. 16

Presented by editors from Nature Communications and Nature Biomedical Engineering and sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, the “Nature Masterclass: Scientific Writing and Publishing” workshop will allow researchers to learn from the experts what it takes to get your research published in top journals. All researchers whose work falls in relevant disciplines of STEM, the social sciences, medicine and biomedical sciences are invited to participate. Participants will be asked to provide example abstracts of current, in progress work that they may desire to be considered for publication.

The day will consist of presentations from the editors, practical exercises, one-on-one meetings with editors to review your abstracts and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Workshop topics include:

  • Practical techniques for developing your scientific writing skills
  • Best practices for submitting a paper or completing a peer review
  • Journal editorial processes, including what editors look for in papers

This workshop is part of the Nature Masterclasses series offered by Nature Research and Springer Nature. Spots are limited; preference will be given to those registered by Oct. 22. Lunch will be provided for attendees.

Please register by sending an email with the details below to

  • Name
  • School/Department
  • Career stage
  • Research field (key words)
  • Number of papers published
  • Unpublished abstract of 200 words (due by Oct. 31)