Publishing is an important part of sharing the outcomes of research, but the publication process and requirements may sometimes feel like a closed book. HSG and BioMed Central, publisher of BMC Health Services Research which is affiliated with HSG, are pleased to announce that after a successful webinar series last year, we will again partner to deliver a series of webinars to open up the peer review and publication processes.
Aimed at researchers at a variety of career stages, the series will cover: how to prepare an article and choose the right journal, what happens during peer review, research and publication ethics and how to be a peer reviewer.
Webinar 1: Preparing your article and submitting to a journal
March 9 2018,12:00 PM- 13:30 PM GMT
Preparing your research article starts long before you begin writing. Aimed at early career researchers, but useful for those with experience of publication, this webinar will take you through the key points to consider when preparing your article and provide advice on how to approach selecting the right journal for your work.
Presented by: Maria Zalm, Editor for BMC Health Services Research and Liz Hoffman, Journal Development Manager for the health services research journals at BioMed Central.
Webinar 2: The peer review process – what happens when you send your manuscript to a journal
April 23 2018, 12:00 PM – 13:30 PM BST
Have you ever wondered what the journal editor’s viewpoint is on your article, or what happens once you send your manuscript to a journal? This webinar will provide an overview of the peer review process with advice for authors on how to engage constructively with comments from editors and reviewers, and what to do when you disagree.
Webinar 3: Research and publication ethics – relevant to researchers at all levels
Understanding research and publication ethics is vital for researchers, and being fully aware of the requirements is important to prevent difficulties arising. This webinar will provide details of research and publication ethics, hints and tips on some of the issues that trip up even experienced researchers, including how journal editors address different issues and discussion of case studies.
Presented by: Stephanie Boughton, Research Integrity Manager, Research Integrity Group at Springer Nature.
Webinar 4: Being a peer reviewer – guidance and how to approach your first review
One of the best ways to improve your own scientific writing is to become a peer reviewer, but approaching your first few reviews can be challenging. Aimed at researchers with limited or no experience of being a reviewer, or those wishing to improve their skills, this webinar will provide resources on how to peer review, and advice from editors on being a reviewer and how to get experience.
Presented by: Hilary Logan, Editor, BMC Health Services Research; Milena Pavlova, Section Editor, BMC Health Services Research; Stefano Bonacina, Section Editor, BMC Health Services Research