Helping researchers navigate the publishing process



Thanks to the new Edanz Academy webpage, now everyone has the chance to preview what is taught in Edanz Author Success writing workshops.

Of the thousands of researchers I have met in the past 2 years at Edanz workshops, well over 90% have written in their feedback that they found the learning experience useful or very useful. Nearly all have written they would recommend the workshop to a colleague. So, our Education and Engagement Team decided to make some of our workshop material freely available to any researcher or author wishing to learn about the article publication process.

On the Edanz Academy webpage, you will find a panel near the top that links to our free Edanz Author Academy (or click this direct link). The Edanz Author Academy course has been prepared by native English-speaking writers with publishing experience, as well as our Education and Engagement Team of native English speakers who are professionally experienced in teaching audiences for whom English is an additional language. The course guides researchers, step-by-step, through the basics of the whole publication process: from planning and finding a suitable target journal, to ethical issues, drafting, manuscript submission, and navigating peer review.

We have also included practical tips throughout the Edanz Author Academy course. For example, finding an appropriate target journal early will help you write the Introduction and Discussion sections of your research paper, because the angle and detail of what you write have to match the journal's scope and readership. If there is a mismatch, you will need to either revise the text or choose a different journal. Similarly, if a journal editor recommends another journal for your paper after the peer review process, you may need to revise the Introduction and Discussion to match the new journal's scope and readership.

Please try the Edanz Author Academy course, which you can go through at your own pace and as many times as you need so that you are able to pass the module quizzes and can confidently explain the article publishing process to a colleague. If you find the course useful, please recommend it to your colleagues, or refer the course to your laboratory, library, or research office. We are happy for them to use the Edanz Author Academy as part of their regular student or staff training.

If you have any questions, please email me at <> and I will answer them in this blog for everyone's benefit. Please also email me if you would like more advanced Edanz Author Academy modules in the future, or if you or your institution is interested in live workshops or lectures, or webinars in topics to do with research writing, publishing, and presenting.

Happy writing!

Dr Trevor Lane
Education Director and Senior Publishing Consultant
Edanz Group

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