Writing Quality Papers (bitesize)

10 steps to getting published

Our course will take you through every aspect of writing a high-quality research paper or article, from understanding the publication process to getting your paper read once it’s published.

This will give you the skills needed to analyse your target journal and understand what journal editors are looking for when reviewing paper submissions.

Is this course right for me? 

Yes if...

  • You are looking to write your first paper or article and want to learn how to write up your research succinctly.

  • You have experience writing papers but want to get published in specific high profile journals so your research gets the recognition you believe it deserves.

  • You want to structure your approach to paper writing so that you can present your findings with clarity and save time.

Access the course now and invest in this key stage of your career.

5 star rating

A clear model on planning and writing papers. It's genius!

Postdoctoral Researcher

I usually prefer face-to-face teaching, but this has to be the best online course I have come across.

I usually prefer face-to-face teaching, but this has to be the best online course I have come across.

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5 star rating

This course leaves you feeling like "I can do this!"

PhD Researcher

Especially its focus on identifying the key message from your research and then building this into the paper.

Especially its focus on identifying the key message from your research and then building this into the paper.

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5 star rating

Excellent advice on how to approach an editor.

PhD Researcher

The information provided on making a paper appeal to both the journal editors and final reader was superb.

The information provided on making a paper appeal to both the journal editors and final reader was superb.

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5 star rating

I wish I had found this course sooner!

Postdoctoral Researcher

Really enjoyed the structured approach to constructing an article. Loved the clarity of the presenter and interactive nature of this course.

Really enjoyed the structured approach to constructing an article. Loved the clarity of the presenter and interactive nature of this course.

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5 star rating

Wonderful course.

PhD Researcher

This course drives you through the entire writing process. It helps to simplify and structure your paper – I have found it very useful!

This course drives you through the entire writing process. It helps to simplify and structure your paper – I have found it very useful!

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  • Once signed up, you’ll have access to a suite of videos, templates and resources. These explain how ThinkWrite’s methods work, and will guide you through the task of scoping, planning and writing your paper.

  • Together the units show you how to create a clear central message, selecting information for a compelling narrative and reverse-engineering existing papers to understand the structures that work best.

  • After deciding your key message you'll work on your overall structure, allowing you to write with greater clarity. This will reduce the time it takes to get your research published and also increase your paper’s impact.

  • Worldwide

    Enabled 30,000 participants across the globe

  • Proven

    Over 20 years experience helping researchers get published

  • Certified

    The Gold Award winner in 2021 for E-learning courses

Chapters & Lessons:

  • 2

    The publication process

    • What is a paper? (6 minutes)

    • Quiz

    • Gatekeepers and the publication process (6 minutes)

    • Quiz

    • Core journals and gatekeepers (5 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Analysing structure

    • Why structure? (5 minutes)

    • Quiz

    • Exploring sample structures (10 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 4

    Creating a journal-led map

    • Mapping and visualisation (4 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 5

    Determining your message

    • What is a message? (5 minutes)

    • Quiz

    • Refining your message (4 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 6

    Authorship issues

    • Agreeing on authorship (6 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 7

    Building narratives

    • Common narrative structures (1 minute)

    • Quiz

    • Narrative patterns - Introductions can be seen as information funnels (9 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 8

    Selecting information

    • Adding key points & strategic referencing (3 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 9

    Deciding on order

    • Deciding on order (2 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 10

    Writing with purpose

    • Blocks to writing (3 minutes)

    • Quiz

    • Write purposefully! (6 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 11

    Revising for clarity

    • Packing paragraphs (6 minutes)

    • Quiz

    • Questions of style (6 minutes)

    • Quiz

    • Asking for and responding to feedback (3 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 12

    Building abstracts and what to do post-publication

    • Building abstracts and post-publication considerations (6 minutes)

    • Quiz

    • Post-publication success (4 minutes)

  • 13

    Recap

    • Recap (1 minute)

    • Feedback

FAQ's

  • How much content is provided within the course?

    This course includes two hours of on-demand video, alongside downloadable resources and quizzes after each lesson. Accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.

  • How long we do we recommend to complete the course?

    You can comfortably complete the course in 1 day. However, if you’d like to use the course in parallel with writing your paper or article, you may need to enroll for 14 days, 1 month or 3 months.

  • Does the course include Closed Captioning?

    All video content provided within the course offers Closed Captions for any deaf and hard of hearing participants.

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