ASPECTS OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING AND HOW TO NAVIGATE THE PUBLICATION PROCESS
While collecting the right data and conducting the appropriate analyses is critical to scientific success, writing up your findings is at least as important. As scientists, you are professional writers. If you don’t publish your work, your scientific career is likely to be brief and unrewarding, so writing up your findings is a key skill. In this presentation, Thomson will take you through the lessons learned from his three decades of experience as a scientist, reviewer and editor. He will cover such topics as: the anatomy of a scientific paper (what goes where, and why); precision in technical writing; common errors in presenting and describing data; and dealing with reviewers and editors. In this presentation, Thomson will take you through some more of the lessons learned from his three decades of experience in scientific publishing, and in dealing with more than 3000 manuscripts as a reviewer or editor.