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Writing for Scientific Publication
FOR 694 Schedule

Check class notes (Ruth will provide a link) for active notes and updates.

Class Schedule (Spring 2022)   




Jan 25

Why Publish? 

Background presentation (5 minutes)

Jan 27

Discuss Getting Started

Getting Started Exercise

Feb 1

Figures and Tables

Tables and Figures

Feb 3

Outline and Objectives

Outline and Objectives with Abstract 

Feb 8


Draft of Results

Feb 10

Choosing your Journal

Knowing your Journal Exercise

Feb 15

Materials and Methods

Draft of Methods

Feb 17

Outsource your Figures and Tables

Crayola Crayon (in class)

Feb 22

Writing exercise

Bring a difficult section

Feb 24

Last-chance informal reviews

Rough draft for first review

Mar 1

Preparation for peer review

Editing and proofreading

Submit Results and Materials and Methods Sections with Abstract and Objectives (for First Peer Review)

Mar 3

Discussions (examples)

Bring examples from your field, include Conclusions and Summary if any

Mar 8

Drafts of Discussions

Draft of Discussions

Mar 10

Advice, Responses to Reviews

First Peer Review Due


Spring Break


Mar 22

Introductions (examples)

Bring examples from your field, number the paragraphs

Mar 24

Drafts of Introductions

Draft of Introductions

Mar 29

Mid-semester feedback

Anonymous feedback

Mar 31

Last-chance informal reviews

Rough full draft

Apr 5

Readings on Peer Review

Submit  Rough Draft and Response to First Reviews

Apr 7


Authorship Exercise

Apr 12

Readings on Publication Productivity

Second Peer Review Due

Apr 14



Apr 19

Abstracts (examples)

Bring in copies of an example from your field

Apr 23


Bring examples of RFPs, proposals

Apr 26

Abstract review

2 copies double-spaced

Apr 28

Last-chance informal reviews

Rough full draft

May 3

Steps to Publication

Final Draft of Manuscript and Response to Second Reviews