267291 What does an editor look for in a paper, tips on writing, and how to get started

Saturday, October 27, 2012 : 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Jill Waalen, MD, MPH , The Scripps Translational Science Institute, La Jolla, CA
This part of the course will focus on the following topics: What an editor looks for in a submission; tips on writing a scientific paper; and how to get started. Under the first topic of this section, Dr. Petersen will cover study design, presentation, and fatal flaws. For tips on writing a scientific paper, Dr. Petersen will go over accuracy, brevity, clarity, words to avoid. For the final topic, we will do an exercise on ways in which the class finds the best ways to write.

Learning Areas:
Communication and informatics
Epidemiology
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. List what an editor looks for in a paper; 2. Identify tips on writing well; 3. Assess ways that each class member will be able to write best.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and have worked as a writer and editor for numerous other journals and medical publications over the last 20 years. I have also conducted other science writing workshops at national meetings, most recently at the CDCís BRFSS conference.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
The Scripps Research Institute Epidemiology Employment (includes retainer)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.