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Get your paper published

Master research-publishing in one day with a proven formula

Learn proven strategies to get your academic writing published in peer reviewed journals - faster and with more impact.

This one-day workshop is based on extensive linguistic research into the essential elements of successfully published peer reviewed research papers. We will guide you through a step-by step formula that takes the uncertainty, confusion and inefficiency out of the paper-writing process, regardless of your level of experience.

Professor Amanda Salis is a full-time research scientist at the University of Sydney’s Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre.

Her proven expertise in writing publishable articles comes from her over 140 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, including: Cell Metabolism, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Diabetes, Nature Medicine, Genes and Development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biological Chemistry and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

In addition to her current NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship, her current research is funded by NHMRC project grants, totaling over $2.4 million.

  • honours students
  • postgraduate research students
  • junior post-doctoral fellows
  • doctors
  • other health professionals 
  • anyone who wants to improve their confidence and efficiency in writing original research articles in health and medical research (e.g. basic, clinical, epidemiology, population health)

As this is a hands-on practical workshop, it is best suited to those who already have a set of analysed original research results that are ready to be written up as a paper, or an early draft of an original manuscript or systematic review (not a narrative review).

$180 plus GST ($198), including morning and afternoon tea.

Note: this course is already discounted, and no further discounts (e.g. for students or affiliates) will be offered.

Lecture notes will be made available to course attendees via e-mail.

Next workshop: 7 May 2018
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm


9.30 am

  • Workshop introduction
  • Structure of original research articles – save time by getting your scaffolding right
  • How to write a Results section that speaks for itself
    • Legends – save time by getting them right first time, every time


  • Morning tea

11.15 am

  • Display items – a picture can paint a thousand words (if you know how)
  • Promoting flow: write in a way that’s easy to read, and believe
  • Writing your Materials and Methods section

1.00 pm

  • Lunch (not provided, but kitchen and dining facilities available and there are cafés nearby)

1.45 pm

  • Crafting a compelling Introduction – the make or break part of your paper

3.00 pm

  • Afternoon tea 

3.15 pm

  • Composing your discussion – not as hard as you may think
  • Titles and abstracts
  • Authorship issues and additional resources

4.30 pm

  • End of workshop

Level 6 Seminar Room

Charles Perkins Centre

The University of Sydney

NSW 20016

Where to find us

Essential: A paper copy of an original research article or systematic review (not a narrative review) on a topic similar to your own, from a journal you’d like to publish your research in.

Desirable: A set of analysed original research results that are ready to be written up as a paper, or an early draft of your manuscript (hard copy, double spaced).

Please note that this is a hands-on, practical workshop; you will be invited to write key elements of your paper based on the data that you bring to the workshop. You can write on paper, or you may bring your own laptop if preferred.

If you have questions about this course, please contact Professor Amanda Salis.

If you would like to be informed about future writing workshops, please register your interest.

Refund policy

We regret that no refunds or deferrals will be provided. If you are unable to attend the workshop, you may send a replacement if you notify Professor Amanda Salis prior to the workshop.