Clinical Academic Masterclasses

Writing for Publication Workshops

 

This series of workshops is for health professionals who would like to publish in a peer reviewed publication.

Considerations before you come along…

  1. You should attend all four sessions– to sign up email development@uhb.nhs.uk
  2. Spaces are limited so please consider whether you can come to all the sessions before you sign up
  3. If you can’t commit to these dates don’t worry, more sessions will be put on as needed
  4. You should have an idea of…
  5. Why do you want to publish?
  6. What do you want to publish?
  7. You can attend the academic writing drop-in sessions as well as these sessions to help you with specific skills you may need
    1. Planning and organisation
    2. Referencing
    3. Sentence structure/paragraph structure
    4. Analysis and synthesis of information
    5. Critical thinking

 

Dates:

Group A(Non-CAIP)* Group B (CAIP)* Venue
Session 1: why publish, what and where? 14.9.15 21.9.15 All seminar room 3a, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, except for 7.12.15 which is seminar room 4a
Session 2: structuring your paper 19.10.15 26.10.15
Session 3: the publication process 9.11.15 16.11.15
Session 4: submission and review 7.12.15 14.12.15

*CAIP is the clinical academic internship programme members.

 

All sessions will run from 3pm to 5pm.  You should bring your laptop or paper copies of your work with you.

Details of the session aims and content are below:

 

Session 1: Why publish, what and where?

In this session we will

  • Identify what it is that you would like to publish and why
  • Think about the publications you might target and identify their requirements
  • Understand what a successful publication strategy looks like.

At the end of this session you will

  • Have confirmed your topic area
  • Identified one or two target journals
  • Confirmed your personal goals for publication
  • Outlined your publication strategy

Before the next session you will

  • confirm your topic area,
  • indicate the target journal,
  • confirm the choice of writing strategy and
  • be prepared to discuss your publication outline (series of bullet points) with the group and facilitator.

 

Session 2: Structuring your paper

In this session we will

  • Reflect on where you have got to so far
    • Consider things that have helped or hindered your progress
    • Problem solve
  • Identify the key elements of the paper you want to write
    • Explore examples
    • Identify the sections you need to complete
  • Identify the best use of references

At the end of this session you will

  • Have an outline structure for your paper
  • Understand why and how to use references
  • Know the work that needs to be completed before you can publish
    • Outstanding data
    • Further literature review
    • Links with others

Before the next session you will

  • Add more content to your paper
  • Find a writing buddy

Session 3: the publication process

In this session we will

  • Describe the publication process, roles and responsibilities
  • Review your writing so far
  • Develop skills in peer review

At the end of this session you will

  • Develop an outline of the publication process
    • Roles of the editor and peer review process
    • Appreciate timelines and deadlines
    • Undertake a peer review (review each others work)
  • Understand how to submit to a journal
    • Letter to the editor
    • Online submission
    • Structure including tables, figures and graphs
  • Understand how to respond to reviewer feedback

Before the next session you will

  • Continue to write your paper
  • Share your paper with a trusted colleague
  • Submit if ready

Session 4: Submission and review

In this session we will

  • Review what you have achieved
    • Problem solve
  • Revise and practice dealing with comments from reviewers
  • Devise a plan for your next steps
  • Get support from the group to complete work

At the end of this session you will

  • Have a plan for this paper or your next paper
  • Develop a strategy for continued support