What you need to get the most out of “Write your paper”

A set of analyzed original research results, ready for write up as a paper.

  • NB: If you don’t yet have data that’s ready to be written up as a paper, you can ask your colleagues if they have any unpublished data that they’d allow you to write up as a paper for publication, in exchange for authorship.

Time available to write your paper.

  • NB: This training is hands-on and interactive. You will be encouraged to write specific aspects of your paper during the training, and you will be given opportunities to submit one of them (your take-home message) to us for personalized feedback on what you are doing well and what you could improve and how. This opportunity to submit your work to us for personalized feedback will be available to you for 12 months from the time you enrol into the training.

Early input from your co-authors in two to three face-to-face, video or email meetings.

  • NB: You will need to show your co-authors the draft display items (e.g., figures and tables) that you plan to include in your paper, as well as a draft take-home message for your paper (Step 2 of the online training), and you will need their agreement that you are on the right track in the direction of your paper. You may want to schedule some time with your co-authors for the first steps of the online training to help ensure you get the strategic feedback you need.

Internet access.

Earphones (if you’re watching in a shared space).

An electronic copy (PDF) of an original research paper or systematic review – with or without meta-analysis (not a narrative review) on a topic similar to your own, from a journal you’d like to publish your research in.

Access to software that enables you to add text and highlighting to PDFs, like the example shown here.