Revising and reviewing your paper
WelcomeSession overview  Length – 1 hour  Presentations and activitiesGround Rules  Raise hand for urgent questions  ...
Learning outcomesAt the end of this workshop, you will:appreciate the practicalities of submitting papers for publication...
Last session, we looked at...The literature reviewGetting your first draft on paperThe abstractAny questions?
From first draft to finished articleHave a break after your first draftCritical reviewers are key  Dont ask too much of...
Submitting your paperThe review process Submission systems Author checklists Blind/double-blind reviews TimescalesGe...
Don’t give up!Next steps   Have a backup plan   Make changes quickly   Review and address the feedback thoroughly   M...
Activity: common problemsThink of (student) papers you’ve read… what was wrong with them?Please make your suggestions in t...
Common problems (1)Content  not appropriate for conference/journal  no discussion of obvious flaws  not adding anythin...
Common problems (2)Structure  lack of clear structure  no clear point/purpose  no conclusions Style  poor written En...
Common problems (3)Format  spelling, punctuation, grammar  reference format, number, type  formatting, style and layou...
Activity: dealing with rejectionRejection is an inevitable part of getting published. How can you deal with it?Please add ...
Some ideasHave a backup planTake some time out but don’t sit on itRemember that reviewers are humanDon’t waste time pl...
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WriteTEL: Session4

  1. 1. Revising and reviewing your paper
  2. 2. WelcomeSession overview Length – 1 hour Presentations and activitiesGround Rules Raise hand for urgent questions Use chat for general questions and activities Arriving late/leaving early
  3. 3. Learning outcomesAt the end of this workshop, you will:appreciate the practicalities of submitting papers for publication;recognise common errors made in paper submissions;be able to identify techniques for dealing with the review process.
  4. 4. Last session, we looked at...The literature reviewGetting your first draft on paperThe abstractAny questions?
  5. 5. From first draft to finished articleHave a break after your first draftCritical reviewers are key Dont ask too much of people Be clear about the type of feedback you want Chose people you can trust Value criticism and diversity of opinion You dont have to agree with your reviewer Acknowledgments/co-authorsBe prepared to rewrite, and rewrite...But also be prepared to submit
  6. 6. Submitting your paperThe review process Submission systems Author checklists Blind/double-blind reviews TimescalesGetting your paper back Accepted as is Accepted with amendments Resubmission Reject
  7. 7. Don’t give up!Next steps  Have a backup plan  Make changes quickly  Review and address the feedback thoroughly  Make it easy for the reviewer  Get another critical reviewThings to remember  Reviewers’ opinions are opinions  Reviewers disagree  Some reviewers are poor reviewers  Develop a thick skin
  8. 8. Activity: common problemsThink of (student) papers you’ve read… what was wrong with them?Please make your suggestions in the chat window.
  9. 9. Common problems (1)Content not appropriate for conference/journal no discussion of obvious flaws not adding anything to the field Context inadequate literature review lack of knowledge of the field too few/inappropriate references
  10. 10. Common problems (2)Structure lack of clear structure no clear point/purpose no conclusions Style poor written English too informal not writing for the audience
  11. 11. Common problems (3)Format spelling, punctuation, grammar reference format, number, type formatting, style and layout language and writing style length elements missing
  12. 12. Activity: dealing with rejectionRejection is an inevitable part of getting published. How can you deal with it?Please add your suggestions to the chat window.
  13. 13. Some ideasHave a backup planTake some time out but don’t sit on itRemember that reviewers are humanDon’t waste time plotting revengeHave more than one paper on the goRemind yourself that ‘no-one finds it easy’

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