Elsevier Outstanding PhD thesis prize

The Graduate School already recognises exceptional supervisors through the Supervisory Excellence Awards but we now intend to reward outstanding PhD theses as well. The scientific publisher Elsevier has offered to fund 15 £100 prizes per year for the best theses submitted in each faculty.

External examiners are asked to nominate theses they feel are of appropriate quality and these recommendations are then supported by a further letter from supervisors. A Graduate School panel then assesses the various nominations and makes the awards.

We are pleased to announce the first two winners of these awards. They are:

  • Dr Keira Lowther, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
  • Dr John Mills, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

Winners of the Elsevier PhD prizes will receive a certificate, have the prize read out at their Graduation ceremony and Elsevier has also agreed they should receive an e-subscription to one of their journals for a year.

Publishing Connect Seminar: Scientific Journals, Peer Review & How to Write a Great Research Paper

Knowing how to correctly prepare a paper, and the most appropriate scientific journal to send it to will significantly increase the chances of your paper being accepted.  Furthermore, a strong grasp of the review process and the organization of the editorial office can help you – the researcher – understand what will be expected of your submission when it hits the desk.

Here’s your chance to learn from Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of science, technology and health science journals. Attend this seminar intended for Early career researchers in the sciences and PhD students to find out about:

  • Types of scientific publications
  • The different types of research papers published
  • Considerations before writing
  • Choosing the right journal
  • Writing using correct language
  • The structure of the manuscript
  • The submission and review procedure
  • Author responsibilities: publishing ethics and plagiarism
  • How to use information resources as a tool for authors
  • Open Access publishing

The seminar will be delivered by Anthony Newman (Publisher, Life Sciences, Elsevier), Michaela Kurschildgen (Account Development Manager, Elsevier) and Lynne Meehan, (Library Liaison Manager Research, KCL).

It will be taking place Thursday, 5 December, 2013, 1PM-5PM (Waterloo campus)Places are limited. Book via Skills Forge.