Scientific Writing and Publishing Online Course

Get Published: Learn the Basics of Scientific Writing and Publishing

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Webinar Schedule: January - April 

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.

If you complete all assignments, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Dates of Webinars (Final webinar titles pending)

Webinar #1 | Thursday, January 11

Webinar #2 |Thursday, January 25

Webinar #3 |Thursday, February 8

Webinar #4 |Thursday, February 22

Webinar #5 |Thursday, March 8

Webinar #6 |Thursday, March 22

Webinar #7 | Thursday, April 5


Webinar Topics

  • Writing Compelling Titles and Abstracts
  • Introductions
  • Figures and Figure Legends
  • Results and Methods
  • Discussions
  • Managing revisions 
  • Reviewing a manuscript


Course Coordinators

Peggy Cotter, Ph.D.University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

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Mary O’Riordan, Ph.D.University of Michigan


Contributing Speakers

Steven Blanke, Ph.D, University of Illionois 

Victor DiRita, Ph.D., Michigan State University 

Karen Elkins, Ph.D., U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Joanna Goldberg, Ph.D., Emory University

Elizabeth Shank, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Sponsorship and Credentials

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

Eligibility & Registration

To be eligible, you must:
  • Be a graduate student, postdoctoral scientist or early to mid-career scientist 
  • Desire to publish in ASM journals

International participants are encouraged to register!


Register now. Registration closes December 15.



ASM members: $175

List Price: $225

Remember to renew or purchase your ASM membership. Please note that Supporting Members do not qualify for discounts. 

Please note, no refunds will be given. Instead, all participants who pay the registration fee will be given access to the recordings for a limited time.

Contact Us


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