Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Announcement for a one-day workshop on “Getting Published”

Announcement for a one-day workshop on “Getting Published”

In conjunction with the 9th Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Symposium, the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and WIOMSA will jointly host a one-day workshop on getting into print on October
25, 2015. This workshop will be directed at scientists interested in learning how to navigate the publication process.

The workshop will be run by Dr Joshua Cinner, who holds a prestigious ARC Australian Research Fellowship. Dr Cinner has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and a book with Oxford University Press. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Conservation Biology, Global Environmental Change, Ecology & Society, and Coastal Management and has reviewed for over 35 journals. Cinner will use his considerable editorial, publishing, and reviewing experience to provide insights into how to structure manuscripts effectively and to navigate the peer-review process.

The workshop will be suitable for people in different career stages, from graduate students working on their first publication to more senior scientists that want some tips on getting through the review process. Cinner will use five manuscripts from the participants as living examples of what to do and what not to do. Thus, participants that are interested in having their work openly critiqued should indicate so in their application. Dr. Cinner will select five participants to submit manuscripts that will serve as examples for the section of the workshop focusing on structuring a manuscript effectively. However, you need not have a manuscript prepared to attend the workshop.

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