Event | November 28, 2018
This seminar is for young researchers (Master’s course, Doctoral course, Postdocs), and will be conducted in English.
This Transferable Skills Seminar “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.
Practical advice for writing scientific manuscripts
- “Scientific” English
・Grammar and style
・Clear words, concise sentences
- How to write effective English
・Writing appealing sentences
・Make arguments logical
・How journals check plagiarism
・Ways to avoid plagiarism
・Pay attention to word limits
・Often overlooked guidelines
- Cover Letter
・The purpose of a cover letter
・Standard cover letter format
・If a journal asks for more information
- How to choose a suitable journal
・Choosing the right journal
・How to identify and avoid predatory journals
- What journals say about submitted articles
- Trends in scholarly publishing
・Clarification of authorship
・The review process
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.
11/28/2018 (Wed.) 16:30-18:00
Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, 2nd Floor Seminar Room #2
Hokkaido University graduate students, postdocs and faculty members/staff
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Hokkaido University faculty members/staff
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I-HoP: International Human Resource Development Program