2019 XTBG Scientific Paper Writing Workshop Open for Application
Title: 2019 XTBG Scientific Paper Writing Workshop
Venue: Meeting room 2 (XTBG headquarters research centre)
Dates: 18 – 23 August 2019 (6 days)
Organiser: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Registration: Registration is open until 10 August 2019
Sponsor: Centre for Integrative Conservation and Environmental Education Centre of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS
Fee: 1000 RMB/person (including lecture room, materials, allowance for instructor and other staff; not including transportation between your organization and XTBG, hotel and food during the workshop etc.)
About the workshop: The writing workshop aims to teach the knowledge and skills needed to publish scientific papers in international journals. It will cover the entire process, from preparing to submitting a scientific research paper, and dealing with reviewer comments. The workshop will mix lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and writing sessions, followed by feedback. The timetable will be flexible, but in general the lectures will be in the morning while the afternoons and evenings will be for independent writing and one-to-one consultation.
Major topics: The publishing process; current trends in scientific publication; publication ethics; literature searches; choosing a journal; writing scientific English; better titles; writing attractive abstracts and introductions; clear presentation of methods and results; what to discuss and how to do it; manuscript submission; cover letters; dealing with reviewer comments; aiming higher (IF >10); special topics.
Requirements for applicants: 1). The workshop is targeted at young scientists from Chinese Universities or Research Institutes (PhD candidates and early career researchers) with limited previous experience of publishing scientific papers in international journals.; 2). Participants should come prepared to write one or more papers. Part-written papers or rejected papers that need to be re-written are also OK.
Instructor: Professor Richard Corlett, PI of Biodiversity Research Group, Centre for Integrative Conservation of XTBG, Expert on terrestrial ecology and biodiversity conservation, plant-animal interactions, and the impacts of climate change.