Course Description

This four-session, non-credit writing-intensive online workshop is designed for all scientists, especially those starting out, who plan to publish results of their work in scientific journals. Participants will write a draft of a research paper based on data generated from their current or previous study for publication in a peer-reviewed science journal.

This workshop is designed to help you be successful in writing a rough draft of your scientific paper. As a participant  in this workshop, you will work in real time on key aspects of organizing your scientific paper. You will write your introduction and discussion, while receiving guidance for each step along the way. We will walk through designing your actual tables and figures, and how to write a clear and concise abstract and cover letter for submission to a science journal. You will receive step-by-step guidance on writing your materials and methods and results sections.  You will learn about the publication process from a journal editor’s perspective, along with how to choose the right journal for your paper, and how to navigate peer review.

Training Rate

General Training Rate:

Discounted Training Rate:
$395 - Academia, US Government (including NIH), US Military

Technology Fee

Learner Outcomes

  • Write a rough draft of a scientific paper, focusing on the two hardest sections to write—the introduction and the discussion
  • Understand the publishing process, including why manuscripts get accepted/rejected
  • Walk through construction of figures and tables, including the “dos and don’ts”
  • Write the all-important abstract and a cover letter for submission of your manuscript to a journal
  • Respond effectively to reviewers' comments


All registrants must be prepared to begin writing a paper and be willing to spend 3-5 hours per week on assignments. Attendance is required for all classes. Please also note eligibility criteria.

NIH trainees as well as all scientists whose research generates data publishable in peer-reviewed journals and are interested in writing a draft of their paper. Non-NIH scientists are also welcome. Participants from NIH satellite campuses and other scientific institutions and universities are also welcome to register. A certificate of completion will be awarded to those participants who successfully complete the workshop.

Refund Policy
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  • All cancellations must be received in writing via email to registrar@faes.org.
  • Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day.
  • All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.
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