The ISME Journal and Springer Nature are pleased to share detailed online Author Tutorials - including interactive quizzes - which cover the following topics:
- Writing a journal manuscript
- Submitting a journal and peer review
- Writing in English
- Open Access
You can also watch a brief video giving an overview of the tutorials here.
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How it works:
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Extend the reach of your paper
Aside from making use of SharedIt, we encourage you to take some immediate and simple steps that can help extend the reach and impact of your paper. Learn how you can disseminate your research to your inner circles through the use of social media and online communities by visiting our Author Tips page.
The ISME Jourmal is read by scientists from diverse backgrounds and many are not native English speakers. In addition, the readership of The ISME Jourmal is multidisciplinary; therefore authors need to ensure their findings are clearly communicated. Language and concepts that are well known in one subfield may not be well known in another. Thus, technical jargon should be avoided as far as possible and clearly explained where its use is unavoidable. Abbreviations, particularly those that are not standard, should also be kept to a minimum. The background, rationale and main conclusions of the study should be clearly explained and understandable by all working in the field. Titles and abstracts in particular should be written in language that will be readily understood by all readers.
Nature Masterclasses provide training in scientific writing and publishing. The training is delivered by Nature Research journal editors and aims to help institutions and laboratories support their researchers in writing research papers.
Nature Masterclasses began in 2011 as face-to-face workshops and then, in 2015, launched online training and webinars.
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