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Overview

The Society is pleased to offer an exciting new series of workshops and webinars for early career researchers and those who want to better understand how academic publishing works, including how to get involved with the Society’s journals as authors, editors or reviewers.

The Publishing Fundamentals workshop series will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from publishing specialists from the Society’s staff and senior research scientists who are experienced editors across the Society’s journals and have an active role in shaping our publishing portfolio and assessing papers submitted to our journals.

The first workshop of the Publishing Fundamentals series will be held on 20 May 2024 from 10:00-16:00 in London at the Microbiology Society and will focus on two key topics relating to academic publishing: how to write a successful paper, and how to review a paper. The workshop will be interactive and provide the opportunity to dive into what editors and reviewers are looking for in a manuscript, understand how authors can avoid multiple rounds of revision and how to improve your reviewing skills to help your peers shape their research.

To make the workshop as insightful and engaging as possible, numbers will be limited to 20 places. Ahead of the workshop, delegates will receive further details on the programme and will be asked to complete some preparatory work.

Hosts

Academic Editor: Andrew Edwards, Imperial College London and Editor of Microbiology
Andrew is an editor on Microbiology, our founding journal which brings together communities of scientists from all microbiological disciplines and from around the world. He is based at Imperial College London and studies antimicrobial resistance in a range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, with a particular focus on cyclic-lipopeptides and how the host environment alters bacterial susceptibility to antimicrobials.

Publishing Professional: Andrea Monica, Head of Scientific Programmes
Andrea has eight years of experience working in the academic publishing sector. As Head of Scientific Programmes at the Microbiology Society, he has overall responsibility for the Society’s publishing portfolio, events programme and professional development.

Programme

The first workshop of the Publishing Fundamentals series will focus on two topics relating to academic publishing: how to write a successful paper and how to review a paper. The workshop will be interactive and provide the opportunity to dive into what editors and reviewers are looking for in a manuscript, understand how authors can avoid multiple rounds of revision and how to improve our reviewing skills to help our peers shape their research.

To make the workshop as insightful and engaging as possible, numbers will be limited to 20 places. Ahead of the workshop, delegates will receive further details on the programme and be asked to complete some preparatory work.

Registration

Microbiology Society members get heavily subsidised registration fees for Annual Conference, Focused Meetings and other Society events – both online and in-person. Join now to enjoy these discounts and many other opportunities that are designed for microbiologists at all stages of their career.

Microbiology Society member: £195.00

Non-member: £295.00

Registration confirmation

Upon registration, you should receive an automated confirmation email. Please contact [email protected] if this has not been received within 24 hours.

Please note that all conference delegates are responsible for their travel arrangements; the Microbiology Society will not take any responsibility for travel problems.

Payment information

All registration fees must be paid in full before arrival at the conference. Any outstanding registration fees must be paid before admittance will be granted to the conference.

Cancellations

Refunds are not provided. However, substitutions of attendees can be made at any time before the event by contacting [email protected].