Applications open for Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative’s Manuscript Writing Workshop

Feb. 20, 2019

As part of Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research, the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) will host a Manuscript Writing Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 15 and 16 in Cline Library, Room 200.

This two-day workshop welcomes postdoctoral fellows, early-career faculty, including assistant professors and all other faculty who conduct research in the basic biomedical, clinical or behavioral sciences and who have yet to publish extensively. Led by Laurence Greene, author of “Writing in the Life Sciences: A Critical Thinking Approach,” the workshop also will feature a panel discussion led by SHERC senior faculty.

Designed to support staff in planning, drafting and revising scientific manuscripts, the overall goal is to improve the quality and productivity of writing for high-impact journals. Topics to be covered include goal-directed and audience-centered strategies in content development, creating effective sentences and constructing unified, coherent paragraphs. One-on-one mentoring will be available to participants at no cost after the workshop.

Prerequisites and eligibility for participating in the workshop are:

  • A draft manuscript that you have already written or will write by April 15, with a plan to submit the manuscript for publication this summer or early fall. For postdoctoral fellows and early-career faculty, Ph.D. thesis manuscripts are acceptable.
  • Approximately five hours to prepare for the workshop by reading manuscripts for the peer review session. You will receive instructions for how to prepare following your registration/confirmation
  • Submission of a curriculum vitae that includes references for your most recent publications, due at the time of registration.

Space for the Manuscript Writing Workshop is limited and advanced registration is required. Please register for the workshop online by March 11. Confirmations will be sent on March 15.

For questions and/or additional information, please contact