Transferable Skills Seminar – Writing for Journal Submission

Event | November 13, 2017

 This transferable skills seminar is targeted for researchers (MC, DC, PD). The seminar will be conducted in English.


“Writing for Journal Submission” is intended primarily for young researchers who are submitting a paper to an international journal for the first time. However, as this seminar will also touch on fundamental “dos” and “don’ts” when writing a scientific manuscript, and will include tips for preparing your cover letter for submission, experienced researchers should also find it beneficial and informative. The lecturer, Greg Adams, is the Managing Editor at FORTE,  Japan’s leading science communications company and provides personalized, high-quality rewriting and translation services to Japanese doctors, researchers, scientists and engineers in the academic and corporate sectors. This 90 minute seminar is compact, but provides a detailed summary of all the essential information you need when preparing your manuscript, writing your cover letter, and corresponding with reviewers. The seminar will even include a short workshop in which you can have a recent abstract or executive summary of your paper edited by a professional. 


  • Practical advice for writing scientific manuscripts
    1) “Scientific” English
    2) Useful phrases
    3) Plagiarism
    4) Making your work appealing
    5) Exercise: Writing appealing sentences
  • Writing an Effective Cover Letter
    1) Overview of cover letters
    2) Journals’ requests
    3) Key phrases for cover letters
    4) Responding to reviewers
    5) Q & A


■ Lecturer

Mr. Greg Adams, Managing Editor

FORTE Science Communications: Experts in Academic Papers

FORTE is Japan’s leading science communications company. FORTE specializes in providing personalized high-quality rewriting and translation services to Japanese doctors, researchers, scientists and engineers in the academic and corporate sectors. 


■ Seminar date

11/13/2017 (Mon.) 16:30-18:00


■ Place

Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, 1st Floor Seminar Room #1


■ Eligibility

Hokkaido University graduate students, postdocs and faculty members, staff (international students/researchers will be given priority)


■ Application deadline

11/12


■ Max participants

50


​■ How to register


Graduate school students, postdocs

You must be registered in the Hi-System. If you are not, please register here. Once on the event page,  scroll to the bottom and click “申し込む” to register.


Hokkaido University faculty/staff

Please register using this page.


If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail in three business days after registering, please contact I-HoP.


■ Inquiries

Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development

International Human Resource Development Program (I-HoP)

Hokkaido University

ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp

011-706-2157



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