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Get your paper published

Join our one-day workshop to help you get published

Find out how to take the stress out of writing research for peer-reviewed journals, with a proven, step-by-step strategy.

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 and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre.

Her proven expertise in writing publishable articles comes from her 150+ 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, totalling more than $2.4 million.

  • honours students
  • postgraduate research students
  • junior post-doctoral fellows
  • doctors
  • other health professionals 
  • anyone from any institution who wants to improve their confidence, efficiency and impact in writing original research. 

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).

$220 (inc. GST) including morning and afternoon tea.

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

Workshop handouts will be made available to course attendees via email.

Upcoming workshops: 


We will be advertising new dates soon.


Wednesday 6 February 2019

Time: 8.30am – 4pm

Level 1, Building 460, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150


  • Workshop introduction
  • Structure of original research articles – save time by getting your scaffolding right
  • How to write a results section that speaks for itself (part 1)
    • Legends – save time by getting them right first time, every time


  • Morning tea


  • How to write a results section that speaks for itself (part 2)
    • 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


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

12.45 pm

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


  • Afternoon tea 


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


  • End of workshop

Please note that this is a hands-on, practical workshop; you will be invited to write key elements of your paper based on your actual results. It is highly recommended that you collect and fully analyse all of the results that you want to include in your paper before the workshop, so you can start writing your results up as a paper during the workshop. If you have already started writing a draft of your paper, please bring your latest draft to the workshop

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

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

Please provide your correct email address during registration, as we will send you essential information about the workshop (eg, room number, instructions on how to find the room, a copy of the workshop slides, resource list etc.) via email.

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.

Please note that your replacement should ideally have results that are ready to be written up as a paper during the workshop (please see workshop preparation, above)