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RATS Online: Getting Published: Responsible Authorship & Peer Review is a Course

RATS Online: Getting Published: Responsible Authorship & Peer Review

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Publication in science and academia serves several purposes. In addition to advancing the field by making new knowledge permanently and widely available to the scientific and lay communities, publication plays an integral role in an individual's career development. In this workshop, strategies for researchers and other academicians to publish their papers in well-regarded journals in their field will be presented.

At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:
  • Identify criteria editors and reviewers use in evaluating papers for publication
  • Describe how an author can enhance the likelihood that their manuscript will be reviewed and accepted
  • Identify courses of action to take when a manuscript is rejected or unfairly evaluated
  • Summarize what is considered ethical and unethical behavior when it comes to issues of authorship, peer review, data presentation, citation, and discussion of the literature
  • Explain the rights and responsibilities of authors, editors, reviewers, and readers

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