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An article abstract needs to be an accurate well-structured summary that entices your readers to read further. As many readers only have access to the abstract, and it is often used by journal editors and scientific committees to decide whether to send the article for peer review, you need to get it spot on.

Workshop

A good abstract is a complete summary of your study, easy to read, and easy to find. Indexers can easily identify the right key words to associate with the paper, and the readers you want to reach intuitively pick search terms that lead to the paper. Learn how to use key sentences and reporting guidelines to ensure you have every detail necessary included. We'll also talk about common issues that peer reviewers watch for.

Presenter

This EQUATOR workshop will be led by Dr Jen de Beyer. Jen is CSM’s science writing, dissemination, and publication specialist. She’s here to help your research reach its full potential through clear, complete writing and communication skills that help you reach your target audience. She develops resources on how to write fantastic health research articles and teaches science writing skills through the UK EQUATOR Centre

Audience

This free workshop is open to University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes staff and students, but we do request that you book a spot. For notification of booking opening and announcement of other EQUATOR courses in Oxford, please join our mailing list by sending a blank email to equator-oxford-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk or email Caroline Struthers.

EQUATOR Lightning Workshops 2018

Light up your research with new writing and publication skills with EQUATOR Lightning Workshops. These monthly workshops are given by writing and methods experts from the UK EQUATOR Centre and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine.

The full schedule for 2018 can be found here.

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