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How to get your paper published

Session C4: Saturday, 10 September, 14:15 - 17:15 (€30)

Room: Maurice Ravel (Saal 4.6)

Senior scientific editors from EMBO will provide hands on advice on how to increase your chances to publish a high level research paper.

The published scientific paper remains the key marker for the success and quality of a project or a researcher in an expanding and increasingly crowded research landscape.

Topics discussed: writing a successful manuscript; navigating the editorial process; presenting data optimally; publication ethics. This session includes presentations of real life examples and practising your writing and editing skills. 

Over 90% of previous participants would recommend this workshop. Here are some of their comments:

  • very interesting to meet editors in person and learn about the review process
  • very useful
  • it was really clear and helps a lot to write the papers and to get published successfully 


Bernd Pulverer, Chief Editor, The EMBO Journal & Head of EMBO Press, and other editors

About the trainer: Following undergraduate studies in Cambridge, Bernd received his PhD in 1992 from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London, for uncovering posttranslational regulation of the transcription factors c-Jun and c-Myc by the JNK and MAP kinases. He carried out postdoctoral research at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle and at the University of Innsbruck. Bernd was associate and then senior editor at Nature from 1999 until 2002 and subsequently chief editor of Nature Cell Biology. He joined EMBO in 2009 as chief editor of The EMBO Journal and Head of Scientific Publications.

Watch the video filmed at The EMBO Meeting 2013:

How to get your paper published