Writing and Publishing High-Impact Research Manuscripts

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Date: October 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Mazurek Medical Education Commons Margherio Family Conference | Map
320 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Category: Seminar

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The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a one-day seminar entitled Writing and Publishing High-Impact Research Manuscripts Seminar for WSU faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and space permitting, advanced doctoral studentsThe seminar will take place Monday, October 282019 from 8:30 to 5 p.m. at Mazurek Medical Education Commons, Margherio Family Conference Center (320 E. Canfield).

This seminar is aimed to help attendees write clear and concise biomedical research manuscripts, thereby improving the probability that their manuscripts will be accepted by the journals they target. The seminar is geared toward faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Seminar attendees will improve their ability to:
  • Compose an Abstract that efficiently communicates all key new findings from their study
  • Construct an Introduction that provides a conceptual justification for the research reported in the manuscript
  • Prepare a Results Section that clearly communicates the rationale for performing each experiment, the data generated from those experiments, and a preliminary interpretation of those results
  • Compose a Discussion that effectively communicates the major conclusions of the manuscript, the evidence leading to those conclusions, and the significance of these new findings to their field
  • Distinguish references that should be cited in their manuscript from those that should not be cited 
  • Select an appropriate journal for their manuscript submission based on scope, acceptance rates, impact factor, and accessibility
  • Formulate an informed strategy regarding who should, and should not, be included as authors on their manuscripts, and the order in which they should be listed    
  • Interact more effectively with Reviewers and Editors, as their manuscript is reviewed, and revise their manuscript accordingly            
The presenter of this seminar will be Chris Papasian, Ph.D., a professor in the department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and chair of that department for 20 years. He has also provided editorial services for journals published by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) continuously since 1996, and currently serves as an Editor for the ASM journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. He is co-author of more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, and of Grantwriters’ Seminars and Workshops workbook entitled Writing for Biomedical Publication.
Space is limited! 

Registration and requested information needs to be must be completed by October 14, 2018. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. 

The Office of the Vice President for Research is covering the full costs for the seminar, refreshments, and materials; therefore, it is imperative that you do not register unless you will be in attendance for the full day. Registrants must be nominated by a university official -- department chair for faculty members, faculty researcher for postdoctoral fellows, and graduate advisor for graduate students. Please provide the name and email of your nominating official at the time of registration.


Mary Serowik




Current students, Faculty