I am teaching a new course this semester (Fall 2018) called Research to Publication. Hopefully, the students in the course will all write a manuscript by the end of the semester and submit it to either their co-authors or a journal! Stay tuned…I have promised a party if the course works…
I would like to share the materials I create for this course since writing academic manuscripts is honestly not something we are taught very well. I didn’t learn until well into my postdoc, and mostly by accident.
I am a big fan of open collaboration. If you have any suggestions for additions/changes, let me know! I have pasted the course outline below and will add materials as I teach them.
*Assignments are completed before the course meets that week.
|The role of publishing; academic “currency” – who decides?||READ (in general): Klingner et al., 2005
ASSIGNMENT: Try answering the following questions now, and revisit this discussion multiple times over the course of the semester.
|Identifying an appropriate journal||READ: Where to Publish; Beall’s list
PRESENTATION/ACTIVITY: WEEK2_Choosing Journals_PUBLIC
ASSIGNMENT 1: Take time to review the Where To Publish and Beall’s List websites. Consider what you have learned in the context of your own research.
ASSIGNMENT 2: Preparing to write…
|Basic structure of an article||DUE: Deconstruction of THREE articles in your target journal
READ/DISCUSS: Turbek et al., 2016; Perneger and Hudelson, 2004
|Visualizing your manuscript!||DUE: 12 VISUAL slides of your manuscript
READ: Rougier et al., 2014; Durbin, 2004
|Writing research questions and methods||DUE: Your research question(s) and methods
READ/DISCUSS: Kallet, 2004
|Ethics and bias in the publication process||DUE: Write up of THREE cases from https://retractionwatch.com/
READ/DISCUSS: Gastel and Ray, 2016
|Writing and visualizing results||DUE: Your results in BOTH text and tables/figures aligned with questions, methods
READ/DISCUSS: Monash University guide
|Authorship||DUE: Authorship agreement and discussion with your advisor/collaborators
READ/DISCUSS: Shewan and Coats, 2010
|Writing discussions and background||DUE: Your discussion and background in parallel
|Data Management and Publication||DUE: Your Data Management Plan
READ/DISCUSS: NSF guide to data management plans; Gil et al., 2016; Costello, 2009
|Editor Q&A (Janice Beecher)||DUE: THREE questions for the Editor Q&A; Draft manuscript!
READ/DISCUSS: Kostic, 2016
|Reviewing manuscripts||DUE: Review of TWO manuscripts from classmates
READ/DISCUSS: Wiley guide; Scrimgeour and Prus, 2016
|Preparing manuscripts for publication||DUE: Revised and formatted manuscript
|Reflecting on the process||DUE: Submit that paper (to journal or your co-authors)!