Online Program

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

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Sam Posner, PhD, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
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
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
List some fatal flaws in manuscript submission. Identify the important components of scientific writing.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Posner has worked at the Centers for Disease Prevention and Prevention for 15 years, serving as the Associate Director for Science for the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and as the Editor-in-Chief of Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy. Dr. Posner has authored over 100 publications on a wide range to topics in public health and analytic methods. His doctorate is from the University of Southern California.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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.