18/12/25 【Seminar】”Scholarly Publication Week” Seminar Series (1/23~25)

[2019.01.23 08:20] The application for Seminars was closed on January 22.

[2019.01.21 18:45] The application for Seminar 1 (Jan. 23@Toyonaka) was closed because the number of participants reached the limit.

[2019.01.15 18:25] The application for Seminar 2 (Jan. 24@Minoh) was closed because the number of participants reached the limit.

[2019.01.10 14:00] We changed the venue of Seminar 1 (Jan. 23@Toyonaka) because it reached the Library Hall’s capacity.

    Changed to: Nambu Yoichiro Hall, 2F Bldg. J, Graduate School of Science, Toyonaka Campus (room capacity: 140)

The university library, Research Management and Administration Section(as co-hosts) hold “Scholarly Publication Week” Seminar Series.

  • “New Faculty Training Program” (Research Development) credits can be granted upon request.
  • All seminars will be delivered in English.

Seminar 1

The application for Seminar 1 was closed because the number of participants reached the limit.

“Effective science writing and usage of tables and figures”
 14:00 – 16:00 (open 13:30), Wednesday January 23, 2019
 Nambu Yoichiro Hall, 2F Bldg. J, Graduate School of Science, Toyonaka Campus (room capacity: 140)
 6F Library Hall, Main Library, Toyonaka Campus (room capacity: 80)

14:00-14:50 Techniques of writing a logical and convincing research article: we will discuss the principles and characteristics of good science writing, including clarity, accuracy, concision, and etc.
14:50-15:00 Break
15:00-15:45 Using tables and figures effectively: science writing requires efficient visual presentation of complex information. Tables are often the ideal format to present a large amount of information, while figures help readers grasp complex relationships in data. Poorly presented or unnecessary tables and figures impede rather than facilitate communication. This talk will review principles, practices, and common errors in the visual presentation of information in scholarly publishing. The topics to be covered include: the elements of tables and figures, determining when tables and figures are necessary, advice on preparing tables and figures, and common errors in preparing and submitting tables and figures for publication
15:45-16:00 Q & A
Seminar 2

The application was closed because the number of participants reached the limit.

“Writing appealing cover letters and appropriate responses to reviewers”
 14:40 – 16:10 (open 14:10), Thursday January 24, 2019
 101 Research & Lecture Bldg. A, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Minoh Campus (room capacity: 70)

14:40-15:55 How to write appealing cover letters and appropriate responses to reviewers: a good cover letter expedites the review process by accurately describing the goals and value of your research, your contact information, and your publication preferences. Another aspect of the submission process—responding to reviewer comments—requires attention to detail and, often, tact. We will discuss how to write a good cover letter and how to format your responses and respond to difficult, mistaken, and unfair reviewer comments.
15:55-16:10 Q & A
Seminar 3 “Frequent grammar errors in scholarly writing among non-native English writers and functions of punctuation”
 14:00 – 16:00 (open 13:30), Friday January 25, 2019
 Hankyu Railway & Sanwa Bank Hall, Icho Kaikan 3F, Suita Campus (room capacity: 200)

14:00-14:50 Frequent grammar errors among non-native English writers: grammar errors impede comprehension and create a poor impression of your work. In addition, scholarly writing has its own usage conventions, which can vary by discipline and journal. We will discuss grammars that are especially difficult for non-native writers (subject-verb agreement, modifiers etc.) and usages that can be confusing.
14:50-15:00 Break
15:00-15:45 Functions and effective usage of punctuation: the importance of accurate punctuation is often underappreciated by writers; however, clear writing demands consistent, judicious punctuation. First and foremost, scholarly writing must be clear and accurate, and correct punctuation is an essential aspect of clear writing. Here we will discuss the various functions of the most frequently used punctuation marks, punctuation principles, and common punctuation errors and misunderstandings.
15:45-16:00 Q & A
Expected participants Academic staff, research fellows, and postgraduate students of Osaka University
※ Researchers from all areas may also find it useful.
※ “New Faculty Training Program” (Research Development) credits can be granted upon request.
Lecturer David Kipler (Academic publication trainer & consultant in CACTUS Communications)
Notice
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Free of Charge.
  • You can choose one or two out of the three seminars (Of course, you may take all the three).
Co-hosted by Osaka University Library
Research Management and Administration Section, Office of Management and Planning
Co-operated by Osaka University CO-OP, Department of Teaching and Learning of Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Career Center
Notes

(1) All OU-Libraries hold book exhibitions on “Scholarly Publication Week” Seminar Series.

Main Library, 2F bldg.A, Academic Skills area (permanent) Life Sciences Library, 1F, Entrance hall (1/7~1/31)
Science and Engineering Library, 1F West bldg., Learning Commons (1/7~1/28) International Studies Library, 1F, LUX (1/15~1/31)

(2) Books fairs will be held at CO-OP Toyonaka Book Store, Suita School of Engineering Book Store, and Minoh Santi Book Store.

Applicaiton

[2019.01.23 08:20] The application form for Seminars was closed.

Inquiries Research Management and Administration Section, Office of Management and Planning
 
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