Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop

Program Description:
This workshop aims to assist in the development of the skills needed to write and submit scientific manuscripts with the ultimate goal of improving the dissemination of research and enhanced knowledge sharing.  The seminar will provide participants with insight and training into processes required to successfully publish a scientific article. ASM members can attend the workshop for free! Not an ASM member? Join today at

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The virtual program includes 8 Modules:

  1. Introductions, Overview, & Discussion of Why do we write
  2. Ethics in Scientific Publishing: What constitutes authorship?  Can data ever be duplicated?
  3. Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Scientific Manuscript: When do you start writing?  Before you write.  What are the parts of a scientific manuscript?
  4. Powerful Titles and Compelling Abstracts: The key elements of a title and abstract will be presented.  The discussion will include what makes a good title and abstract, things to avoid, and tips for writing titles and abstracts.
  5. Tables and Figures: What to put in and what to leave out.  How much detail to include in the legend.
  6. The Submission Process: When do you submit your manuscript?  What is required to make a submission?  What is the time frame of a submission?  When is it proper to contact the journal?
  7. Dealing with reviews: The review process will make the manuscript better.  Do not take it personally.  How do you respond?  What steps are involved in the response process?
  8. Closing comments

Virtual Speaker Biography:

Larry McDaniel
University of Mississippi Medical Center


Larry McDaniel received his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma. His postdoctoral training was the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he rose to the position of assistant professor.  He accepted a faculty position at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in the Department of Surgery and is now a Professor in the Departments of Surgery, Microbiology, and Medicine.
McDaniel's lab works on host-pathogen interactions using model systems of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.   His lab also investigates the host immune response against bacterial antigens with an emphasis on vaccine development.

McDaniel is active in the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). He has served on several committees.  He is a Fellow in the Infectious Disease Society of America and The American Academy of Microbiology. He currently serves on the editorial board of Infection and Immunity, and is on the founding editorial board of mBio, an ASM Access Publication.

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