Writing for Academic Journals

Event | December 17, 2019

Finished Dec 17 2019

This seminar is for researchers (Master’s course, Doctoral course, Postdocs, Faculty/Staff), and will be conducted in English.

There are two sessions: “Basic” and “Advanced.” You may attend one or both sessions!

Outline (Basic 16:00 – 17:00)

  • Basics
    ・Write clear and direct sentences
    ・Eliminating unnecessary words
  • Preparing your manuscript
    ・Deciding the submission type
    ・Identifying suitable target journals
    ・Finding suitable reference material
  • Avoiding common mistakes
    ・Unclear figures/tables
    ・Clear and precise language
  • Q&A Session

Outline (Advanced 17:15 – 18:30)

  • Preparing your manuscript
    ・The “writing process”
    ・Appropriate content for each section
  • Communicating effectively
    ・Stating the importance of your research
    ・Expressing the logic of your approach
    ・Emphasizing uniqueness
    ・Examples of weak and strong manuscripts
  • Increasing your chances of acceptance
    ・Writing an effective cover letter
    ・Common reasons for rejection
    ・Responding to reviewer comments
  • Q&A Session

Mr. Greg Adams, Managing Editor
FORTE Science Communications: Experts in Academic Papers

Mr. Greg Adams is the Manager of the Production Division at FORTE Science Communications in Tokyo. FORTE is a global leader in STEM editing, translation, and publishing. Greg is a 15-year veteran of the science communications industry.

In the course of his career, he has edited a wide range of medical and technical papers that have been published in high-impact journals around the world. Based on his extensive experience in the academic publishing industry, ranging from the planning stage to the post-publication stage, Greg has provided practical training on the skills necessary to write research manuscripts to both young researchers and senior scientists at universities, hospitals, and research centers throughout Japan. In addition, he provides behavioral training and coaching in oral presentation skills for both small groups and large audiences.

Date and Time

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Basic: 16:00 – 17:00

Advanced: 17:15 – 18:30

Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, 2nd Floor Seminar Room #2



Hokkaido University graduate students, postdocs and faculty members/staff

Application deadline

Friday, 13 December 2019

Max participants

How to register
Click here to register for Basic

Click here to register for Advanced

Please note that you will need to register to the Hi-System in advance.


International Human Resource Development Program (I-HoP)