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Training in scientific writing and publishing, Nature Masterclasses
Location: online or face-to-face in the UK
Writing great publications is a crucial skill for a scientist to have in their repertoire, and the Nature team have put together a course aiming to improve skills and demystify the process:
"Available to subscribing institutions, the online course in Scientific Writing and Publishing from Nature Masterclasses was developed by 36 editors from over 20 different Nature journals and provides a comprehensive overview of the writing and publishing process.
Once a paper is written, the next step is submission and publication, and the course aims to de-mystify this process. Users will receive guidance on selecting an appropriate journal for their work, and learn more about how decisions are made at journals and what happens to the paper in the stages from submission through to publication.
The Scientific Writing and Publishing online course aims to offer a broad overview of the writing and publishing process. Beginning with the fundamentals of what makes a great paper, the course then looks at writing style, focussing on accuracy, brevity and clarity. Each section of a scientific paper is then analysed, and tips offered, from avoiding using puns in a paper’s title, to understanding how to correctly label figures in the results section."
Find out more about this event at the Nature Masterclass website or on their blog post.