Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022

     

CHEM 504 001 (CRN: 25731)

PUBLISHING YOUR FIRST PAPER

Long Title: PUBLISHING YOUR FIRST SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PAPER
Department: Chemistry
Instructor: Landes, Christy F.
Meeting: 2:30PM - 4:29PM T SST 305 (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 2
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required) Instructor Permission Required
Section Enrolled: 4
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 0
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 5
Enrollment data as of: 14-AUG-2022 2:02PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: Completing the last 10% of your first research paper is one of the biggest hurdles for many PhD students. You have collected most of your data. You have a rough figure outline. You might even have a first draft of your manuscript. But getting from data to manuscript to accepted paper requires new skills. This course is designed for students with publication-quality data, and will address: How to frame the motivation, knowledge gap, and conclusion statement? How to edit for a particular journal target? How to arrange the results to support the strongest hypothesis? How to select appropriate reviewers? How to write (and rewrite) an abstract? How to write a cover letter? And finally, how to respond to reviewers and GET YOUR PAPER PUBLISHED? Students with publication-ready data will work through all of these issues together within this course, led by an experienced journal editor. Cross-list: CHBE 504, ELEC 504.