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Workshop: How to deal with “the third reviewer”
The workshop is targeted at early career ecologists in the process of writing and publishing their first scientific work(s). The workshop will include presentations and exercises by Professor Mark Rees and Professor Aimée Classen, editors of two internationally leading journals in ecology and evolution (Journal of Ecology and Ecological Monographs).
Topics of the workshop include: What does the editor focus on when receiving your submission? How does your manuscript look from the editor’s point of view? How to write a good cover letter? What are the “typical mistakes” made by beginners and how to avoid them? What are the main reasons when a manuscript is not sent out in review? How does the reviewer see your manuscript? How to efficiently respond to reviewers comments?
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own written material (in the form of a cover letter, abstract and figures of a manuscript), which will be discussed in groups and subject to peer-feedback during the workshop. In preparation of the workshop, you are asked to read part of the book Writing Science (2012) by Joshua Schimel.
Teaching format: Lectures, exercises, group and plenary discussions.
Expected credit: 1 ECTS
Mark Rees, Sheffield University, editor of the Journal of Ecology
Aimée Classen, University of Copenhagen, editor of Ecological Monographs
Hans Henrik Bruun (Subject editor for the Journal of Vegetation Science, PLoS ONE and Folia Geobotanica)
Signe Normand (Subject editor for Ecography)
The meeting is free due to support from Nordic Oikos