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Course Title: (CANCELED) Scientific Writing and Publication Techniques
Categories: 1 - Life Sciences
2 - Biomedical Engineering
3 - Technical Writing
Instructor(s): Peramo Antonio Course Number: 18
Affiliation: iPublishPapers.com
Course Date: 03/09/2017 - Thursday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $575 ($775 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Please bring laptop computer. I offer an interactive, up-to-date, hands-on training program that gives participants an in-depth and extensive preparation for writing and publishing scientific manuscripts, with on-site exercises. I will provide a detailed account of how the publication process works with the following goals: 1. Help you improve your scientific productivity 2. Increase the chances of having your manuscript accepted 3. Help you develop a manuscript plan and the parts and components of a scientific manuscript and draft and structure your manuscript appropriately 4. Deal with rejections/revisions and reviewers after manuscript submission 5. Inform you of the trends currently developing in the industry of scientific publishing that you will need to consider now and in the future as a researcher 6. Learn about different types of publications and the peer review process, including how to act as reviewer yourself 7. Take into account publication ethics and research misconduct

Target Audience
Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and scientists who need to prepare and publish their work. After attending the workshops, attendees can expect to have a better understanding of all areas of the publication process, improve their scientific writing and be generally informed of the business environment in which scientific publications happen.

Course Outline
It is arranged in three modules:

1) Scientific publishing industry context and participants:
- Publication planning
- Discussion of Author’s, Editor’s, Reviewer’s and Publisher’s Role
- Discussion of open access publishing
- Journal selection techniques
- Where NOT to submit your manuscript: avoid bad publishers and scammers

2) Manuscript:
- Components and its structure: examples, styles and characteristics
- Reading and writing manuscripts in non-linear form
- Writing techniques for each section
- Manuscript: originality and novelty
- Manuscript preparation and formatting: general format and journal requirements

3) Additional aspects of the publication process:
- Research Misconduct and Plagiarism
- Clarity, writing style and grammar
- The Cover Letter
- The Review process: suggested reviewers, response letter and manuscript re-submission
- Interaction with the Editors
- Acting as a reviewer
A number of online and offline tools currently available, helpful in preparing manuscripts and analyzing metrics, will be discussed

Course Instructor's Biography
Antonio Peramo, Ph.D. is the founder of iPublishPapers.com. He started this particular training service after observing, during his years of work in three different universities, that publication methods and techniques are normally acquired by proxy and not by a formal training in scientific publication techniques. He has published, mostly as main author, more than 30 manuscripts in scientific journals in varied fields: tissue engineering, skin cell culture, bioengineering and surface science. He has have given this training at American Chemical Society meetings; at the AAAS Annual meeting and to graduate students in China and university professors in Ecuador.