UK EQUATOR Centre Publication School: Writing research articles fit for purpose

Learn the secrets of success in writing, publishing, and disseminating your research 


When and where?

6th-10th July 2015, St Anne’s College, Oxford UK


This intensive course will help you to succeed in writing, publishing and disseminating your research. The experienced tutors will help you to develop a clear, efficient writing style while presenting your research accurately and in sufficient details to achieve its maximum impact.

Who is it for?

The course is tailored to the needs of researchers working in health related discipline. It is suitable for anyone who needs to write scientific papers and reports. The course is suitable for young or more experienced participants with a wide range of backgrounds.   


The course will feature lectures, discussions and many practical sessions. By the end of the course you should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding and appreciation of the following:

  • How to write the key sections of your research article, including the methods, analysis and results, introduction, discussion, title and abstract
  • How to make the appropriate and optimal use of reporting guidelines including CONSORT for randomised trials, STROBE for observational studies and PRISMA for systematic reviews
  • How to target the right journal for your research, and navigate different editorial systems
  • How to deal with peer review comments, and how to peer review the work of others constructively
  • How to write for and communicate with a lay audience, and make the most of media opportunities

The course will also discuss the importance of writing and publishing protocols, and the use of reporting guidelines such as SPIRIT and PRISMA-P.


Course tutors include:

Dr Elizabeth Wager, Publications Consultant, Sideview

Prof Doug Altman, Director, Centre for Statistics in Medicine; Director, UK EQUATOR Centre

Dr Iveta Simera, Deputy Director, UK EQUATOR Centre

Ms Caroline Struthers, Education and Training Manager, UK EQUATOR Centre

The programme will also include contributions from invited guest speakers including Journal Editors and Science Communicators.

Course fees include daily lunch and refreshments, dinner at St Anne’s (Mon-Wed evening) and a course banquet (Thursday evening), a comprehensive delegate’s pack including all course materials, and two essential reference books.  Ensuite accommodation is available at St Anne’s College and can be included in your booking.

For more information click here

Spaces are strictly limited, so please click here to register early, and take advantage of the early-bird rate until 30 April 2015

Further enquiries: Ms Caroline Struthers