Scientific Writing Workshop: Tricks & tips of getting your paper published in high impact journals

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Event Details

Date:
30 October 2019 at 8:30 am – 31 October 2019 at 5:00 pm

Description

MPS-CPD: 10 Points

Publishing with impact: a two-day workshop covering all aspects of writing and publishing scientific articles.

Participants will learn the trick to:

  1. Generate new ideas for publishing papers.
  2. Acquire the essentials of scientific writing (style, organisation & structure), good writing habits & editing skills.
  3. Know the types of journals that can be targeted easily & learn the tips on publishing in high impact journals.
  4. Win the reviewer & the editor’s hearts.
  5. Write papers with confidence when return to workplaces with strong research motivation to continue writing.
Registration Fee

RM390.00

Workshop 1 (seminar only)

RM790.00

Workshops 1 & 2* (limited to 15 seats only)

[All fees are 10% discounted for MPS members]

*Workshop 2 participants are required to submit full manuscripts to Scientific Writing Workshop Secretariat: pharmevents@monash.edu by 18 October 2019.
*Registration closing date and payment confirmation by 18 October 2019.

DAY 1 [Wednesday, 30 October]

Program

8.30am – 9am

Registration

9am – 10.30am

Topic 1 [Workshop 1]

  • Writer’s block (& how to unblock!)
  • Important Skills of Scientific Writing

10.30am – 11am

Tea Break

11am – 1pm

Topic 2 [Workshop 1]

  • Developing a regular writing habit
  • Getting pass reviewers & editors

1pm – 2pm

Lunch Break

2pm – 4.30pm

Workshop 2

  • Common Errors (extra lecture)
  • Tricks & tips for improving your manuscript (hands on)

DAY 2 [Thursday, 31 October]

Program

8.30am – 9am

Registration

9am – 10.30am

Topic 3 [Workshop 1]

  • Which journal is an easy target?
  • Tips on publishing in high impact journals
  • Maximising the search engine

10.30am – 11am

Tea Break

11am – 1pm

Topic 4 [Workshop 1]

  • Enhancing different parts of the paper (title, abstract, introduction, method, result, discussion & conclusion)
  • How to use technology to increase citations

1pm – 2pm

Lunch Break

2pm – 4.30pm

Workshop 2

  • Writing a review article (extra lecture)
  • Continuation of tips & tricks for manuscript editing (hands on)

Professor Gan Siew Hua
Interim Head, School of Pharmacy
Monash University Malaysia

Prof. Gan received a BSc from Manchester University, England, Masters in Clinical Pharmacy and a PhD in pharmacology from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She has vast experience in scientific writing, publishing more than 200 international WOS-indexed journals. She has won numerous awards including the “Top Reviewer of the Year Award” from Elsevier and the most cited paper for Journal of Food Science (Wiley). She was also awarded Sanggar Sanjung Award (publication catgory), Excellent Researcher and Quality Publication Awards (individual categories) for many consecutive years by USM. Recently, she received the National Outstanding Educator Award 2019 for the category of National Outstanding Researcher Award.

Prof. Gan is on the editorial board of many international journals including Seminars in Cancer Biology, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Plos One, Evidence Based Complementary Medicine & Current Pharmaceutical Design. With her vast experience, she speaks from the author, reviewer and editor's perspectives.

Prof. Gan is a dynamic speaker and connects well with the audience. She has been sharing skills and tips of publishing in high impact factors with postgraduates, researchers and lecturers in the country since 2005. To date, she has successfully motivated many lecturers and students in their career paths as evidenced by her many repeat participants (some of whom brought their successfully publish papers to the workshops).