New Writers Workshop 2016

25 October 2016

BDEF Workshop for New Authors At British Dental Association on Tuesday, 25 October 2016


  • To help delegates understand how papers and articles submitted to scientific journals are reviewed and assessed by editors and their teams. 
  • To help delegates to improve the chances that papers and articles that they submit to peer reviewed journals are accepted.

Expected Learning Outcomes 

A clear understanding of:

  • the need to follow a journal's guidelines for authors to the letter,
  • the peer-review process,
  • plagiarism,
  • publication ethics,
  • how to write for scientific journals.


Jointly chaired by Ken Eaton and Stephen Hancocks 
11.00 Welcome and aims of the day - Chairmen
11.10 Author guidelines and how to begin writing - Stephen Hancocks
11.40 The peer review process - Ken Eaton
12.10 Small group work looking at papers which were rejected and analysing why
13.00 Lunch 
13.45 Small groups report their findings
14.30 Publication ethics - how to avoid the pitfalls - Ruth Doherty 
15.00 Online publishing - future opportunities and challenges - David Westgarth 
15.30 How editors can help - Nicola Innes 
16.00 Panel presentation on tips for improving scientific writing and Discussion - All presenters
17.00 Close

Further Information

The delegate fee for the day will be £40 and cheques payable to the British Dental Association should be sent to Stephen Hancocks, BDA, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS. Email:

5 hours of verifiable CPD will be awarded

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