As part of the 5th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting a Scientific Writing and Publishing workshop will be held on 16 September, 2013
Richard Lanctot, PhD
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK
Abby Powell, PhD
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Cost per person: $30 USD
This workshop is geared towards graduate students and early-career scientists with little or no experience writing scientific journal articles. The goals of the workshop are to: (1) help you learn to write a well-structured and well-written scientific manuscript for submission to an academic journal, (2) familiarize you with the process of submitting a paper to a journal from first to last decision, and (3) provide advice on responding to peer-reviews. The workshop will include some lecture materials, in-class analysis of poorly- and well-written papers, and some short in-class writing exercises. Students should bring in writing samples, if available.
This will be a full-day (8 hours) workshop with a break for lunch. Class fee includes morning and afternoon snacks, and there will be Spanish – English translation.
Richard Lanctot and Abby Powell are wildlife biologists who have studied shorebirds in Alaska and elsewhere for over 20 years. As an associate professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Abby teaches a graduate-level class on Scientific Writing, Editing, and Revising in the Biological Sciences. Both people have published extensively and have mentored many graduate students over the years.