Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop
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Registration for this workshop is full. We plan to bring the workshop to future meetings — watch for announcements in GSA Today and GSA Connection.

An Early Career Workshop on Writing Scholarly Papers

Monday, 28 Oct., 7–8:30 a.m.
FREE (but an application is required). Light breakfast included

What’s Your Problem; What’s Your Point?

Learn how to best prepare scholarly papers for submission to scholarly journals in a workshop aimed at recent Ph.D.s and graduate students, as well as early-career geoscientists, post-docs, and tenure-track faculty.

Led by GSA journal science editors, this workshop’s three presentations will be followed by roundtable discussions and a question and answer period.

Before You Begin

Learn how to define your purpose, communicate the major points of your paper, and frame your arguments. Find out what editors look for, such as whether your introduction serves its purpose and whether the paper fits the scope of the journal to which it was submitted.

Writing and Revising

Find out what makes a well-prepared manuscript, from an attention-getting cover letter to clear prose and appropriate, well-thought-out figures and tables that communicate your ideas. Learn steps to avoid frustrating your paper’s reviewers. Then learn how to submit your paper online and what to expect during the publication process.

Reviewing and Being a Part of the Scholarly Community

What is a good review? Peer review is integral to publishing, so both reviewing and being reviewed are essential parts of your role as a scientist. What can you give and what can you get out of it?

Apply to Attend

Space is limited for this workshop. Please e-mail editing@geosociety.org for an application. Our science editors will review applications with the goal of a demographic balance in the audience.