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Editing Referral Services (ERS) Johns Hopkins
Getting that Paper out the Door: Pearls and Pitfalls for Publishing
PubMed:Search Like a Pro
RefWorks
RefWorks Advanced
WAGs (Writing Accountability Groups)
Writing for Publication
Writing Successful K Applications: Beyond the Basics
 


WAGs (Writing Accountabilty Groups)

Join a WAG (Writing Accountability Groups)
Would you like a little nudge and some peer support to ramp-up your writing productivity? Do you need some structure to advance your scholarship? Join your peers for a weekly “writing accountability group” (WAG). The Office of Faculty Development has initiated WAGs at the East Baltimore and Bayview campuses. A WAG is an active writing group that meets weekly for a 10-week block and follows a strict agenda of 15 minutes of updates followed by 30 minutes of individual writing, and then 15 minutes of reporting and wrap-up. There is evidence for measurable improvements in writing productivity, writing quality, improved goal-setting and time management skills, and networking and community-building. WAGs are limited to 4-8 participants.Contact Dr. Kim Skarupski (kskarupski@jhmi.edu) if you are interested in joining a WAG or starting a WAG in your department/division.

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Editing Referral Service (ERS) Johns Hopkins

www.jhu/edu/pdo/editor-referrals/index.html

The PDO is now hosting the Editing Referral Service formerly based at the Welch Medical Library. The Editing Referral Service is a directory of qualified editors who can provide editorial assistance on a fee-for-service basis to Hopkins researchers. This directory is for faculty, staff and students affiliated with Johns Hopkins University or the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The cost of editing provided by the editors listed in the directory is to be negotiated directly between the editor and the Hopkins researcher.

This referral service is designed to assist members of the Johns Hopkins biomedical community in finding a qualified freelance scientific editor who can provide editorial assistance with their academic writing projects. The editors listed here have considerable experience in the academic medical community and have undergone a screening process to evaluate their editing expertise and their ability to provide timely and reliable service.

All of these editors offer substantive editing: After critically reading a document, they can make constructive suggestions to improve its logical organization and clarity. Taking into account the document's intended audience, they also suggest revisions to increase the readability of the text and to ensure that the grammar and word choice conform to standard written English. Their goal is to help their clients produce documents that are well-organized, accurate, clear, and concise.

These freelance professionals offer their editorial assistance on a fee-for-service basis, and all arrangements for obtaining their services are to be made directly between the Hopkins author and the chosen editor. Authors are to negotiate directly with their editors regarding the scheduling and scope of the proposed work and the terms and payment for the editing services provided. Payment by the author is to be made directly to the editor. The editors receive no financial compensation from Johns Hopkins for the editing provided through this referral service. 

For additional information about particular editors listed below (including their areas of expertise and types of documents they will edit), please click on the "Editor Profile" link in the "More Information" column.

 

Editor

Education

Preferred Subject Area

Personal Web Page

For More Info

Michelle Jones, Ph.D., ELS
michellejones@jonesbiomediting.com

PhD, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
BS, Chemistry

Basic & clinical sciences

Yes

Editor Profile

Sarah L. Poynton, Ph.D.,
spoynton@jhmi.edu or slpediting@gmail.com More Details: OnProcess

PhD, parasitology
B. Sc., Biology

Basic sciences &
Manuscripts from non-native English speakers

No

Editor Profile

Patricia A. Stephens, Ph.D.
PStphns1 @aol.com

PhD, English
BA, Mathematics

Clinical sciences,
public health

No

Editor Profile

Martin Blair,
Publications Coordinator
ask4proof@verizon.net

Linguistics (English, Korean, Latin,
Greek, French)

Research proposals,
clinical sciences,
public health

No

Editor Profile

Deborah A. McClellan, Ph.D.
dmcclel1@jhmi.edu

Ph.D. Cell Biology
AB, Zoology

Basic &
clinical sciences

No

Editor Profile

 

Writing Successful K Applications: Beyond the Basics

Co-sponsored by Office of Faculty Development and the Professional Development Office
03.28.14, 8:30-12:30, Tilghman Auditorium, MRB G01 & G03 breakout rooms 

Registration: WritingsuccessfulK
You know what a K award is. Maybe you attended the presentation in September.  Now you’re serious about writing and are ready for the “advanced course.” Come to this three-part workshop consisting of: 1) A plenary for all K candidates, covering parts of the application and common problems; 2) Breakout groups specifically for K99/R00 and other types of Ks, featuring recent awardees and their experiences; followed by 3) Small group critiques of your own and your peers’ Specific Aims.This is a hands-on event for postdocs, fellows and early-career faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing.    

   

Getting that Paper out the Door: Pearls and Pitfalls for Publishing (Video)

Click here to view Video: GettingthatpaperouttheDoor

WAS OPENED TO SOM FACULTY, POST-DOCS, AND FELLOWS ON THE FACULTY TRACK
Co-sponsored by Office of Faculty Development and the Professional Development Office
Do you struggle with getting those papers done? Have you been scooped by other investigators because you were late getting your paper published? Do you stare at the computer screen not knowing how to complete that manuscript? It’s time to address those issues and learn how to get those papers out the door! Panelists who specialize in clinical, basic science, translational research, and outcomes research will offer ways to overcome your writing hurdles. Before the session, participants who have RSVP’d will be asked to identify their most significant barrier to writing productivity. The panelists will structure their presentations and activities around the most significant writing barriers that the attendees themselves have identified. Participants will leave the session having identified several strategies for increasing writing productivity….on their way to academic success. Come, learn, write!

 

Writing for Publication 

Professional Development Office, Dr. Donna Vogel, Instructor
05.19.14, 9:00 - 2:00, Mountcastle Aud.
For Registration and Detailed Information: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pdo

This course focuses on the “anatomy and physiology” of a research paper: the content and purpose of the Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion.  The session includes: presenting data, including graphs, tables and figures; understanding the peer review process; and principles of effective scientific writing.  While the focus of this workshop is on writing a research paper, other types of publications are briefly discussed, including case reports and review articles.
NOW OFFERED COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE! Go to PDO web site for more information:www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pdo

 

PubMed:Search Like a Pro 

Welch Medical Library
05.01.14,12:00-1:00, Suite 1/1200, Lab #1, E. Monument Street
Registration
: WelchLibraryregistration
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 17 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn about Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Details, History and Clipboard features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.

RefWorks (2 offerings)

Welch Medical Library
02.27.14,10:30-11:30, Suite 1/1200, Lab #1, 2024 E. Monument Street
OR

04.03.14,1:30-2:30, Suite 1/1200, Lab #1, 2024 E. Monument Street
Registration: WelchLibraryregistration
Learn more about some the more advanced features available via your Refworks account. Capture citations info from web pages with RefGrab-it. Create an RSS Feed. Share your Refworks folder or library with other users. Delete duplicates, export your references into Endnote and Reference Manager. Learn how to edit any "Output Style" to meet your specific needs. A basic understanding of Refworks is required.

RefWorks Advanced

Welch Medical Library
05.30.14, 11:30-12:30, Suite 1/1200, lab #1, 2024 E. Monmuent Street
Registration: WelchLibraryregistration
Learn more about some the more advanced features available via your Refworks account. Capture citations info from web pages with RefGrab-it. Create an RSS Feed. Share your Refworks folder or library with other users. Delete duplicates, export your references into Endnote and Reference Manager. Learn how to edit any "Output Style" to meet your specific needs. A basic understanding of Refworks is required.

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