All day workshop for new authors and peer reviewers will be held on 23 October 2018 at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street. London, W1G 8YS
The workshop should be of interest to CPP students who have just completed, or are about to complete MSc dissertations, as it is designed to help write a paper or papers, based on MSc projects. Although the workshop is being organised on behalf of the British Dental Editors Forum, it is suitable to new writers from all areas who are most welcome to attend.
The day will constitute 5 hours of Continuing Professional Development for which certificates will be available and will meet GDC development outcomes A & D.
The cost is £40 (£20 for full-time students) to include lunch and refreshments.
To apply to attend the day please contact Stephen Hancocks by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 How editors can help / Nairn Wilson
12.40 The peer review process / Ken Eaton
13.50 Small group work looking at papers which were rejected and analysing why
14.40 Small groups report their findings
15.00 Publications ethics – how to avoid the pitfalls / Ruth Doherty
15.30 Online publishing – future opportunities and challenges / David Westgarth
16.00 Panel presentation:
Tips for improving scientific writing and Discussion / All presenters