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Getting published in science

Nigel Mason, Wednesday 24 March, 3.15-4.15pm, Workshop 7D, Wilson D Block

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14 March 2010

Nigel Mason

Wednesday 24 March 3.15-4.15pm
Workshop 7D
Wilson D Block, HR Learning & Development Centre, Seminar Room 4

Communicating the results of your research to the wider world is central to the conduct of scientific research and an essential part of your postgraduate studies. But how (and where) do you publish ?

Organising, compiling and writing a scientific publication is not a trivial exercise and communicating your results effectively to other researchers (and/or wider readership) is something of an art. In this workshop we will discuss: How to decide when your research is ready for publication; How to decide where to publish your research work; How to organise your publication; How to work with co-authors; What is the correct style for a scientific publication? How to submit a publication and what is the refereeing process; and How to respond to referees.

The session will have time for discussion and questions

Nigel Mason is Professor of Molecular Physics at the Open University. His research involves the study of atomic and molecular processes across a wide range of environments including; terrestrial and planetary atmospheres, the interstellar medium, plasmas and cellular systems, the latter as part of a study of radiation damage of biomolecules. He has published over 200 papers in the scientific literature and coordinates several large international research programmes. He has supervised over 20 PhD students. He is currently the Associate Dean for Research, Enterprise and Scholarship in the Faculty of Science.

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