The next Scientific Liaison Coalition (SLC) webinar series is on Peer-Reviewed Publications. The first webinar, How To Get Published, will be presented on Tuesday, February 6 by Mary Beth Genter, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Toxicology. The Future of Publishing will be presented on Tuesday, February 27 by Gary W. Miller, Editor-in-Chief of Toxicological Sciences. For additional information about these webinars and presenters, visit the SLC website. The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is among the founding members of this coalition. This live webinar series is open only to members of the partnering societies of the SLC listed on the SLC website, and you must register in advance to attend.
How to Get Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals, Tuesday, February 6, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM ET USA
Presented by Mary Beth Genter, PhD, DABT, ATS, Professor, Department of Environment Health, University of Cincinnati. She is currently (2008–present) Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Toxicology, the official journal of the American College of Toxicology. The webinar “How to Get Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals” will provide advice, examples, and guidance on writing and publishing effective scientific manuscripts. Topics will include a review of tips for good study design, a discussion of constructing an effective abstract, and important considerations when writing a manuscript, including the choice of a journal to which a manuscript will be submitted, word usage, plagiarism, data presentation, and authorship considerations. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of predatory journals, and how and why to avoid publishing in them.
The Future of Publishing, Tuesday, February 27, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM ET USA
Presented by Gary W. Miller, PhD, Professor of Environmental Health and Associate Dean of Research in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Miller is Editor-in-Chief of Toxicological Sciences, the official journal of the SOT. He will provide his views on some of the trends and explain what the Journal is doing to keep abreast of these challenges. Over the past decade there have been several major changes in the scientific publication landscape. Increasing access to scientific findings, through a combination of open access and making primary data more readily available, have been major drivers of these changes. Investigators are sharing more of their data through websites and data repositories. The use of preprints to share findings in advance of publication also is increasing in the biomedical sciences. There has also been rapid growth in the number of journals with a less than stellar reputation. Such predatory journals pose a threat to the research community.
The mission of the SLC is “improving the ability of societies to partner with other domestic and international organizations with the goal of advancing science to improve human and environmental health” by efforts to:
- Strengthen partnerships among health science organizations to increase awareness of toxicology and related sciences on human health.
- Enhance cooperation among societies with the goal of accomplishing tasks benefitting human health and disease prevention through joint and shared activities.
For more information about the SLC, please contact Marcia Lawson.