Leading scientific publishers Elsevier are coming to King’s once more to deliver a session for researchers (postgraduate or staff).
This researcher development session will provide:
An opportunity to hear about the process of reviewing papers from one of best known scientific publishers
A chance to speak with current journal editors about the peer review process.
Elsevier mainly publish scientific journals, so these sessions will have a science focus. However. this session is open to researchers from any discipline wishing to deepen their knowledge of the publication and peer review process.
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.
Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public
Sense About Science is now taking applications for a free peer review workshop in London on Friday 31st May. To apply, email Victoria (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV and short cover letter. Application deadline: 17th May.
Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts is a free half-day workshop for early career researchers and will explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims.
Should peer review detect plagiarism, bias or fraud? What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does it illuminate good ideas or shut them down?