Session of the Week: Tips for writing manuscripts

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Want to learn more about how to write manuscripts for TWS journals and publications? This half-day workshop—Don’t Get Rejected! Tips for Writing Manuscripts That Get Accepted and Published—will inform attendees of the basic components of solid research manuscripts that help authors get accepted and published, from adherence to format and style components to what should be included in each section of the manuscript. The instructors will also emphasize how to write a manuscript that other professionals can understand, something that is rarely mentioned or taught. The major emphasis will be on TWS journals. Roughly half of the time of each section will be open for questions from the audience. This workshop will be especially useful to early career professionals, but anyone who wants to increase the likelihood of getting a manuscript accepted quickly will also benefit.

The workshop is supported by The Wildlife Society and is organized by TWS Journal editors: Merav Ben-David, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; Paul Krausman, University of Arizona, Emeritus, Tucson, AZ; David Haukos, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; Mike Conner, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA; Fiona Sarne, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.

The talks and presenters will be as follows:

Why choose TWS journals? – Paul R. Krausman, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Wildlife Management

Which Journal should I choose? – Merav Ben-David, Editor-in-Chief of Wildlife Monographs

Format and style components of a scientific manuscript – Paul R. Krausman

Beyond format and style – David Haukos, Editor-in-Chief of the Wildlife Society Bulletin

The Reviewers Didn’t Like my Manuscript, Now What? – Mike Conner, Chair TWS Publications Subcommittee

Explanation of final decisions from transfer to rejection to acceptance – Paul R. Krausman

Maximizing the impact for your published work – Fiona Sarne, Wiley

Panel – Paul R. Krausman, Merav Ben-David, David Haukos, Mike Conner, and Fiona Sarne


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