Scientific Writing and Publishing Online Course

Get Published: Learn the Basics of Scientific Writing and Publishing

Additional information and registration details coming late Fall 2018
Webinar Schedule: January - April 2019

New to writing and publishing in scientific journals? Need a refresher? We can help you! Led by ASM journals experts, the Scientific Writing and Publishing Online Course equips you with the skills you need to publish in scientific journals.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Craft an impactful title
  • Construct a meaningful abstract
  • Develop informative figures and tables
  • Avoid common mistakes in publishing
  • Select a journal to publish your research
  • Evaluate journal articles from a reviewer's perspective

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Program Details

The program is based upon successful ASM professional development models in which participants:

  • Attend interactive webinars presented by experts in the field
  • Complete pre- and post-webinar assignments
  • Participate in an online community of participants, mentors and facilitators

Course Participation
In order to get the most out of the course, participants are strongly encouraged to:

  • Participate in all seven 60-minute webinars. Webinars are recorded for later viewing in the case of scheduling conflicts.
  • Complete all pre- and post-webinar assignments.
  • Interact in online community.
  • Provide feedback via surveys for a maximum of 24 months.
  • Have a personal computer.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

Sponsorship and Credentials

Sponsored by the ASM Sub-Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education of the ASM Education Committee and Burroughs Wellcome Fund. 

2018 Syllabus

Past Topics Include:

  • Writing compelling titles and abstracts
  • Introductions
  • Figures and figure legends
  • Results and methods
  • Discussions
  • Authors are from Mars, reviewers are from Venus
  • How to review a manuscript

Eligibility & Registration

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have an interest in learning about the scientific writing and publishing process
  • Have a computer with stable internet connection

Registration opens late Fall 2018

Contact Us

Claire Wilson
ASM Education Specialist 

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