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    Scholarly Publishing Webinar Series

    Improve your writing and learn how to successfully navigate the peer-review and publication processes with this free monthly webinar series hosted by the editorial teams of Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL.

    Sessions will cover the importance of publishing your education scholarship and practical suggestions for how to do so successfully. Sessions will include interactive exercises to practice what you have learned and time for Q&A with the featured speakers.

    All are welcome to attend. Register for the complete series.

    Upcoming sessions

    “What Editors Want: Tips for Good Scholarly Writing”
    May 19 at 1 p.m. ET 
    This session will highlight best practices for writing clearly and concisely to increase the chances that your education scholarship will be accepted for publication. Strategies at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels to improve the quality of your writing will be shared, and examples of clear and unclear writing will be explored through a series of interactive exercises.

    “Writing Effective Titles and Abstracts: Making Your Scholarship Stand Out”
    June 30 at 1 p.m. ET  
    This session will include an overview of what editors look for during the peer-review process as well as common reasons for rejection. The session will cover strategies for writing effective titles and abstracts and include a writing exercise where you can apply what you have learned to your own scholarship.


    "Responding to Peer Review: Insights for Successfully Revising Your Manuscript" 
    Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. ET 
    This session will feature speakers experienced in writing and revising manuscripts and in reviewing and making decisions about what gets published (and what doesn’t). They will share insights and provide guidance on best practices for receiving and responding to feedback from peer reviewers and editors.

    Be sure to check back as additional sessions will be added to this series.

    Past sessions

    "Unburdening the Minority Tax: Turning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship into Capital" 
    April 28, 2023 
    This session discusses strategies to help educators reframe the impact of prioritizing their work in diversity, equity, and inclusion and shares examples of how publishing this work can turn a minority tax into capital. 
    Key Moments and Helpful Resources (coming soon)

    “Publishing in Academic Medicine: Editors' Insights and Tips for Success”
    March 31, 2023 
    This session introduces participants to Academic Medicine, its focus areas, and editorial process. Tips for successful publication are shared, and available resources for authors are described.
    Recording | Slides | Key Moments and Helpful Resources 

    “Converting Your Teaching and Assessment into Scholarship Through MedEdPORTAL
    Feb. 23, 2023 
    This session serves as a primer on MedEdPORTAL. Speakers share strategies for publishing educational resources in MedEdPORTAL, the characteristics of a successful submission, and how to use the journal as a repository for peer-reviewed materials.
    Recording | Slides | Key Moments and Helpful Resources

    “Disseminating Your Educational Innovations Through Scholarship”
    Jan. 27, 2023 
    This session reviews principles of educational scholarship and how to frame and prepare scholarly teaching as potential submissions to medical education journals. 
    Recording | Slides | Key Moments and Helpful Resources

    Other scholarly publishing resources from the AAMC

    Fostering Scholarship in Medical Education: Resources for Authors and Reviewers
    This curated set of resources is intended to advance your work as a health professions education researcher, writer, and reviewer.

    Calls for Submissions
    Submit your education scholarship to these open calls for submissions. Information about submitting to Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL is also included.

    Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Program
    This workshop series is intended to help you understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, become an informed consumer of the medical education literature, and be an effective collaborator in research projects.