Scientific writing seminar for early-stage investigators in substance abuse research
- Author(s): Guydish, J
- Masson, C
- Flentje, A
- Shopshire, M
- Sorensen, JL
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2015.1028698
© Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Background: There is little information on how to increase the scientific writing productivity of early-stage investigators in the addictions field. A scientific writing seminar is presented in this article, aiming to encourage manuscript writing and dissemination of addiction research, and outcomes are reported for 14 years of the seminar. Methods: In 14 years, there were 113 postdoctoral fellow enrollments in a 6-month writing seminar. Records of submission and publication rates of manuscripts were collected for 14 cohorts. Results: Of the 113 participant enrollments, 97 (86%) submitted a manuscript for publication, and 87 participants (77%) published their manuscript. Conclusions: A scientific writing seminar may benefit writing productivity, but more research is needed to compare this training model with other existing models.
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