UK EQUATOR Centre: Publication School

Online Publication School: 14-17 May 2024, 12:30-17:00 BST

The UK EQUATOR Centre’s Publication School is designed for early-career researchers and students. It aims to give you a smooth writing process that results in a published article that is fit for purpose.

You will experience four afternoons of learning led by methodological and writing experts from the UK EQUATOR Centre and Centre for Statistics in Medicine. Through group work, discussion, and practical exercises, we cover everything you need to plan, write, and publish your health-related research study.


Planning your message and audience
Negotiating authorship
Choosing a journal and avoiding predators
Good writing style and habits
What to write where: recipes for a successful introduction, methods, results, and discussion
Using reporting guidelines
Revising your work for simplicity, clarity and completeness
Summarising your article in an effective title and abstract
Writing effective cover letters
Submission and dealing with peer review
Disseminating your article after publication

The course will be held live over Zoom. Participants will need to have Zoom downloaded, rather than using the browser version, as we will be using registrations. We will teach using shared slides, webcam, and audio.

We’re excited to maintain the highly interactive nature of Publication School in this online format, with all-group discussion and small-group exercises and discussion. Participants will be welcome to use text chat, mic, and/or webcam in the main room, but will need at least a mic for small-group work in breakout rooms

Sessions will run 12:30-17:00 BST, with regular comfort breaks.

We will not record the sessions, but participants will receive the electronic course workbook with all notes and exercises. We regret that we are unable to offer live captions.