The Czech Centre for Phenogenomics  in collaboration with Tress Academic invites you to  “How to publish in peer-reviewed journals” Practical Course

 Vestec, BIOCEV campus, 12th – 14th February 2020


Course content: This 3-day course supports academic authors in preparing and writing a paper for an international peer-reviewed  journal. Participants learn step-by-step all relevant stages in the preparation, writing, submission and peer-review process.

The course includes about 25 individual and group exercises, where participants can draft the main manuscript sections or have the possibility to improve their own manuscript drafts during the course. They also receive structured feedback from the other participants and the instructor.

Target group: The course is designed for researchers who are currently preparing or writing a research paper for an  international peer-reviewed journal or authors who have previously tried to write and publish a manuscript for such a journal. The course benefit is particularly high if participants, by the time of the course, have research results and data available that could be used during the course exercises to create an own research paper.

Work on own paper: During the course, participants can work on one specific paper in progress. The course helps participants to substantially improve the quality of this manuscript, select the right journal, avoid common mistakes, and take the paper to publication success. At the end of the course, participants have got clear instructions for how to complete and publish their papers.

The course covers the following topics:

1. Defining paper topic, target audience, journal and authors 10. Paper submission
2. Journal metrics 11. Understanding the peer-review process
3. Setting up a work and time plan for a paper 12. Role of editor, reviewer and publisher
4. Methods of effective academic writing 13. Assessment criteria in peer-review
5. Paper objective and structure


14. Revision process and communication with reviewers and editor
6. Detailed guidance on writing all relevant paper sections (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References, Figures & Tables, Acknowledgments, Appendix)
7. Successful self-editing of the paper 15. Publishing ethics
8. Collegial feedback and proofreading 16. Avoiding most common mistakes
9. Formal requirements of journals 17. Identification of reasons for rejection of papers

 Credits: After successful participation, the Tress Academic provides an ECTS credits certificate to acknowledge the workload, contact hours, and learning goals of this course. For this course, 2 ECTS credit (approx. 50 h) will be awarded.

Registration fee: 7,800 CZK (approx. 300 EUR)

Registration: Number of places limited. If you are interested in attending the course, please contact us by email at the following address: a.s.a.p. The registrations are accepted on first-come first-served basis, so please register early.

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