Skip to main content

Writing a Research Paper

Scientific Writing Seminar Series

The purpose of this writing series is to help faculty and postdocs write clearer and better organized research papers. The series consists of the following, 1-hour stand-alone sessions, each of which focuses on an important aspect of scientific writing:

  • Writing and Conducting a Systematic Review
  • Tips for Improving Your Scientific Writing, with a Focus on Writing a Research Paper
  • Responding to Reviewers
  • Developing Tables; Figures and Graphs for your research paper
  • Planning Your Publication  

Target audience: UMB Junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and residents

Tips for Increasing Writing Productivity & Mini Writing Retreat

Writing is a fundamental part of a scientist’s “job”, but strategies for writing efficiently are rarely taught. As a result, scientists often struggle with writing, especially with the practical steps of the writing process, such as how to get started.

The 1st hour of this 2-hour session begins with ten tips for increasing writing productivity, with a focus on making writing part of your workday. These tips are designed to make writing easier and to help you write more quickly.

One of the most successful strategies for increasing writing productivity is to join a writing accountability group. Participants learn about different writing accountability group opportunities available to UMB faculty, postdocs and graduate students.

For the 2nd hour of this session, participants have the opportunity to work on their own scientific writing project in a group setting. While it is not mandatory that participants stay for this hour, it is strongly encouraged, as this provides an opportunity to experience participating in a writing group. A writing consultant is available for ad-hoc feedback. 

Target audience: UMB Junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, residents and graduate students