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2nd XTBG writing workshop in 2017 open for registration

December 21st, 2016 Comments off

Title: Scientific Paper Writing: XTBG Workshop 2017_2nd time

Venue: Meeting room 101  (XTBG Kunming branch) or Meeting room 1 (XTBG headquarter)  according to how many people will register from each side

Dates:  15 – 20 February  2017 (6 days)

Organiser: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Registration:  application will be closed before 20 January 2017

Sponsors: Centre for Integrative Conservation and Science Communication and Training Department of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS

Registration feefree

About the workshopThe writing workshop aims to teach the knowledge and skills needed to publish scientific papers in international journals. It will cover the entire process, from preparing to submitting a scientific research paper, and dealing with reviewer comments.

Participants should come prepared to write one or more papers. Part-written papers or rejected papers that need to be re-written are also OK. The workshop will mix lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and writing sessions, followed by feedback. The timetable will be flexible, but in general the lectures will be in the morning while the afternoons and evenings will be for independent writing and one-to-one consultation.

The workshop is targeted at young scientists from XTBG (PhD candidates and early career researchers) with limited previous experience of publishing scientific papers in international journals. [If there is demand, later in 2017 we will run a 3-day course for mid-career scientists with more publication experience].

Major topics: The publishing process; current trends in scientific publication; publication ethics; literature searches; choosing a journal; writing scientific English; better titles; writing attractive abstracts and introductions; clear presentation of methods and results; what to discuss and how to do it; manuscript submission; cover letters; dealing with reviewer comments; special topics.

Student number: a maximum of 18

Instructor: Professor Richard Corlett

 If you have any questions about the workshop, please email,  and/or

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