RCOG 2017
JOINT RCOG / UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN EVENT

Pre-Congress Workshops & Breakfast Sessions

Pre-Congress Workshops

HALF DAY WORKSHOPS

GETTING PUBLISHED: AN AUTHOR AND PEER REVIEW WORKSHOP FROM BJOG

Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: CTICC (Meeting Room 1.62)
Co-convenors: Philip Steer and James Duffy

Overview

The publishing industry is fast-moving. Readers' expectations and requirements for authors are increasingly demanding. As an early career researcher, writing your first few papers to submit to academic journals or receiving your first invitation to peer review is exciting, but can also be daunting. As an established academic, you may be feeling out of touch with the new technologies and processes being continually introduced, and some components of the publishing process may still remain unclear. This workshop provides an opportunity to hear from experts a leading journal in OBGYN on how to get it right, and stay up to speed.

We will cover topics such as publication ethics, peer review and author resources, as well as what Editors look for in a good paper. We will also share BJOG's publication process and the value-added content the journal produces to highlight papers to help our authors maximise the dissemination of their research and peer reviewers to submit top quality appraisals.

Learning Objectives

  • What to include in a research paper to have the best chance of getting published.

Programme

14:00 Greeting and introduction Philip Steer, Emeritus Editor, BJOG
14:10 Author resources you need to know about and publication ethics

EQUATOR
CONSORT, STAND, STROBE, PRISMA, MOOSE, CHEERS
Registration - RCTs, systematic reviews
Declaration of transparency, ethical approval, iThenticate

Justin Konje, CPD Editor, TOG
14:30 How journals can help you improve your paper

Initial assessment - disclosure of interests, contribution to authorship, funding, acknowledgements
Peer review
Consults and editor feedback
Revising your manuscript

Philip Steer, Emeritus Editor, BJOG
14:50 How to make the most of your paper with value-added content

Journal Club and #BlueJC
Podcasts
Press
Mini commentaries
Supporting information
Videos
Social media

Stelios Doumouchtsis, Scientific Editor, BJOG
15:05 How you can make the most of your paper post-publication

SEO
Kudos
Social Medica
Reprints

James Duffy, Trainee Scientific Editor, BJOG
15:15 Interactive session: What do you know about getting published?

Audience discussion around things you need to know before submitting your paper

Delegates and Editors
15:35 Panel session: Ask the editor Delegates and Editors
15:55 Close

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