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Introduction to Manuscript Writing

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Communication
Code:
MCF1a
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is intended for medical writers who have little or no experience in writing peer-reviewed manuscripts. No prior experience in manuscript writing is necessary.
Objective:
The goal of the workshop is to give medical writers the confidence to begin writing manuscripts and to improve their chances of getting their manuscripts accepted for publication. After completing the workshop, participants should be familiar with the goals, structure, and content of manuscripts destined for peer-reviewed journals; simple steps to take to avoid immediate rejection and improve the chance of getting a manuscript accepted; the step-by-step process of writing a manuscript; how to select data to include in a manuscript; and how to handle the peer review process both practically and emotionally.
Content:
This workshop will cover: • Before you start writing a manuscript: choosing a journal • Instructions and guidelines for manuscripts • The parts of the manuscript: what belongs where • Selecting which data to put in a manuscript • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them • Step-by-step instructions for writing a manuscript • The peer review process and how to learn to love it • The role of the professional medical writer in manuscript writing