We have selected video materials for you. These are special training films, recorded lectures, seminars or workshops, but also presentations on scientific writing and publishing them successfully. In those materials, a whole crowd of world-class experts shares their knowledge and experience, with the manner of presenting original content often having a stimulating effect.
Publishing Your Research 101
American Chemical Society
A series of videos prepared by the American Chemical Society on publishing manuscripts in prestigious journals. In each episode the authors analyse the process of writing and submitting academic papers. We also become aware of the importance of i.a. sending a cover letter to the publisher, selecting the best journal, ethical aspects of writing and deciding on (or declining) open access to our work. It is best to watch these recordings before writing the article as they may save your time and energy. Tips given by experienced scientists and reviewers may lead to a quick and painless application process.
List of Episodes
How to structure an academic paper?
Professor Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research
eCORRECTOR’s webinar on how to improve your scientific writing. This was a general introduction to the dos and don’ts of scientific writing and was free of charge for our authors.
Scientific Writing: Beyond Tips and Tricks
Judy Swan for Public Communication for Researchers
A recording of a seminar run by Judith Swan for Public Communication for Researchers. Judy Swan is a world-famous lecturer and speaker who teaches people at various career levels and from different domains – higher education, industry, government – about how to enrich their writing skills. From the lecture we learn a lot of useful tips which open our eyes to numerous aspects of an academic’s writing work. The charisma and sense of humour of the speaker make everything an extremely pleasant experience.
Science Writing: Practice Makes It (Almost) Perfect
Dr. Ginger Carney, Texas A&M University
A short lecture by Dr. Ginger Carney on academic writing, filled to the brim with vital information. Dr. Carney emphasises how important it is to express your thoughts in a concise, simple and clear way. She also gives practical tips on how to write excellent academic papers and research grant applications in order to be well understood and evaluated at the stage of review and edition.
How to get a paper published in a high impact journal?
Clare Llewellyn (UK), EASO Obesity
A recording from a workshop organised by The European Association for the Study of Obesity in summer 2016 in Lisbon and addressed at young scientists. Clare Llewellyn discusses all the stages which academic writing and publishing should involve so as to lead to publication in a highly rated journal. The author explains what exactly is Impact Factor, how it varies between different fields, as well as discusses other related indices used in journals. She describes the complete writing process and the individual elements of an academic paper, providing readers with practical tips on improving their writing skills.
How to get your paper published
Karin Dumstrei, Senior Editor The EMBO Journal
In this short video Karin Dumstrei, shares with us 5 very important tips on publishing academic papers.
The University of British Columbia Science Writing
A series of short, funny, but informative videos, starring a grammar squirrel, which guides us through the complexities of academic writing. In each part we learn how a journalist text differs from an academic paper, how to write clearly and concisely about our scientific discoveries, how to avoid incomprehensible jargon, how to interpret the results obtained in research, how to properly quote other authors’, how to properly use sources and how to make our academic paper grammatically correct. Each video features scientists and reviewers who share their remarks and experience.
In section “Platforms and online courses” you will also find a link to UBC website which contains useful tips on writing addressed at young scientists.
Making scientific writing painless
Ian Baldwin (Max Planck Institute)
In this 15-minute video, full of knowledge and specific simple tips, prof. Ian Baldwin from the Max Planck Institute, suggests how to make the writing process, which is an inherent element of being a scientist, painless for us. The author gives us general advice on the writing process, but also talks about the individual, standard parts of the scientific article. We highly recommend it!