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This professional development course is designed for upper level graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as any researcher who wants to hone his/her manuscript writing skills. As part of the course, students share their first draft manuscript with a small working group that includes peers who have manuscripts in similar research areas and an instructor with extensive publication experience in related research areas.

The course includes:

  • Online lessons before/after the live workshop
  • A 3-day in-person workshop
  • Resources for ongoing manuscript development

The course is proven to help students:

  • Improve their skills at writing and submitting manuscripts
  • Learn how to better respond to reviewer suggestions
  • Know how to select a journal for submission
  • Learn how to be a good reviewer
  • Discover how diversity issues may influence how they write and review manuscripts
  • Learn about resources that can further develop their writing and reviewing skills

After finishing the course, students have:

  • A detailed plan for improving their draft manuscript
  • Hands-on experience at critiquing abstracts and manuscripts
  • Network of peers and mentors to share critiques and advice
  • Tools and resources for developing future manuscripts and abstracts

Please note: The course is taught in English. Participants must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

For more details, including the course overview, hardware/software and manuscript requirements, costs, and application deadlines, see the links under “Resources” below.

See the “How to Apply” document below to register for the course.


Course Cost and Information (PDF)

This flyer contains information on the January 2019 course, including application requirements, course cost, and important deadlines.

How to Apply (DOCX)

Instructions on how to apply for the Writing for Scientific Journals in Orlando, FL

Course Overview (DOCX)

Course objectives and student responsibilities for the Writing for Scientific Journals Live Course

Course Agenda Draft (PDF)

This draft agenda contains times and dates for registration, orientation, general sessions, and small group topics.


Common questions about applying for and attending the Writing for Scientific Journals Course.

FASEB DREAM Trainee Travel Award

Application for the FASEB DREAM Trainee Travel Award for underrepresented advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career professionals.

Registration, Cancellation, and Refund Policies (PDF)

APS Professional Skills Training Course Registration, Cancellation, and Refund Policies.