SWE has an upcoming professional development webinar specifically tailored for women in academia (whether graduate students or beyond).
This webinar will air on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 6pm Eastern (3pm Pacific) and is entitled “Author Academy – Insights into Publication Success”. From the webinar listing, the description is as follows:
In addition to practical advice for successful publication, the webinar will instill a sense of professionalism and standards for scientific communication. It will be useful for anyone involved with scientific communications, with a focus on providing young scientists (MSc and PhD students as well as young Postdocs) with the skills needed for publication success. The presenter focuses on aspects to consider before you start writing a scientific article, how to select an appropriate journal and how to deal with the submission and peer review process.
- Journal selection
- Evaluating the significance of your findings
- Reasons for rejections and how to avoid them
- Responding to, and understanding, peer review
- Speeding up publication
- Communicating with journals
- How to submit
If you are interested in participating in this webinar (either live or by watching it later), you can register using the SWE member services website. This webinar is free for SWE members, but you must log in to access the event. For more information, including presenter bio, see the listing on the website.
To access the website, go to http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/ and select Profile under the Membership tab. Once there, you will be prompted to log in, at which point you can find the webinar listed under events.