FOR 694 Writing for Scientific Publication

Date Topic Assignment
Jan 16 Why Publish?  Bring your questions
Jan 18

Discuss Getting Started

Getting Started Exercise (Example)

Jan 23

Steps to Publication, Choose Journal Knowing your Journal Exercise

Jan 25

Effective Tables and Figures Figure and Table Exercise

Jan 30

Figures and Tables Two copies of Tables and Figures with Getting Started (revised)

Feb 1

Outline Two copies of your Outline
Feb 6 Results Draft of Results (two copies)

Feb 8

Materials and Methods Draft of Methods (two copies)
Feb 13 Writing exercise 1-page writing sample from your paper
Feb 15

Preparation for peer review

Editing and proofreading

Submit Results and Materials and Methods Sections with Getting Started (for First Peer Review)
Feb 20 Statistical Considerations Bring your questions
Feb 22 Introductions Bring examples from your field
Feb 27 Advice, using anonymous examples. First Peer Review Due
Mar 1 Discussions Bring examples from your field
Mar 6 Progress on Introductions (shared in class) 2 copies double-spaced
Mar 8 Progress on Discussion (shared in class) 2 copies double-spaced
Mar 14-18 (spring break)  
Mar 20 Last chance for informal review 1 copy double-spaced
Mar 22 Readings on Peer Review Submit Rough Draft and Response to First Reviews
Mar 27 Mid-semester feedback Anonymous feedback
Mar 29 Authorship Authorship Exercise
Apr 3 Scientific careers and role of publications Second Peer Review Due
Apr 5 Proposals Bring examples of RFPs,  proposals
Apr 10 Work session TBA. Sections for review
Apr 12 Work session TBA Sections for review
Apr 17 Ethics On being a Scientist  HTML (free)     PDF (for purchase)
Apr 19 Work session Schedule trades if you like
Apr 24 Electronic publishing,  Abstracts Bring examples from your field
Apr 26 Abstract review; Title, by-line, key words Abstracts and Literature cited due
May 1 Gallery proofs Final Draft of Manuscript Due


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