The British Dental Association is once again organising all day workshop for new writers and peer reviewers. New this year will be a separate afternoon session for those specifically interested in peer review. The workshop will be held on Wednesday 25 October 2017 at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS. The cost is £40 (£20 for full-time students) to include lunch and refreshments and will attract five hours of CPD. Further details are available from Stephen Hancocks (e-mail: email@example.com).
The workshop will focus on practical skills required to develop an academic writing style: need to follow a journal’s guidelines for authors to the letter, the peer-review process, plagiarism, publication ethics, how to write for scientific journals etc. Practical sessions will help the delegates to understand how papers and articles submitted to scientific journals are reviewed and assessed by editors and their teams. The delegates will also learn how to improve the chances that papers and articles that they submit to peer reviewed journals are accepted.
Although the workshop is being organised on behalf of the British Dental Editors Forum, it is suitable to new writers from all areas of academia who are most welcome to attend.
Jointly chaired by Ken Eaton and Stephen Hancocks
11.00 Welcome and aims of the day / Chairmen
11.10 Author guidelines and how to begin writing / Stephen Hancocks
11.40 The peer review process / Ken Eaton
12.10 Small group work looking at papers which were rejected and analysing why
13.45 Small groups report their findings
Parallel sessions (delegates to choose A or B):
14.30 Publications ethics – how to avoid the pitfalls / Ruth Doherty
15.00 Online publishing – future opportunities and challenges / David Westgarth
15.30 How editors can help / Nairn Wilson
14.30 Effective peer reviewing / Ken Eaton
16.00 Panel presentation:
Tips for improving scientific writing and Discussion / All presenters
The day will constitute 5 hours of verifiable Continuing Professional Development for which certificates will be available.
The cost is £40 (£20 for full-time students) to include lunch and refreshments.
To apply to attend the day please contact Stephen Hancocks (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)