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How to Publish in High Impact Factor Journals (Postdocs)





Date and Time:

Monday, October 17, 2022  •  9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 • One-on-One, 10-minute Meetings

Registration deadline:

Friday, October 07, 2022


The goal of the course is to help improve a scientific article’s accessibility and impact. Participants will learn important writing tips and receive feedback from a scientific editor, with a focus on the most crucial parts of a manuscript. On day one, the instructor will provide an overview of the publication landscape and the reasoning behind those first editorial decisions. There will also be interactive activities such as "choose the best title" to "make an editorial decision." On day two, theory will be put into practice. In individual meetings, the instructor and participant will discuss the participant’s abstracts or cover letter.

Abstracts and cover letters should be sent to the instructor latest by 07.10.2022.

Michele Marass

Michele Marass has a master's degree in industrial biotechnology and a PhD in cardiovascular development from the Max Planck Institute. He’s published in several scientific journals such as Nature, Blood, eLife, PNAS and Development. As a senior editor at Nature Communications, he handled translational and clinical manuscripts in the cardiovascular field. His other contributions include planning and execution of Nature Conferences and Nature Masterclass workshops. Moreover, he was the leader of the Clinical and Pharma Community across all Nature Portfolio journals. Currently, he is the in-house editor at MPI-CBG. He's also an editorial consultant and scientific advisor at the Max Planck Society, assisting in grant writing and the publication process.

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Course evaluation
CBG / CSBD Postdoc Office (C2PO)
  • Monday, 17 October
    • 09:00 09:40
      Day One: Part I: Finding the Right Journal
    • 09:40 09:50
      Break 10m
    • 09:50 10:30
      Day One: Part II: What do Editors, and Readers, Look for in a Publication?
    • 10:30 10:40
      Break 10m
    • 10:40 11:20
      Day One: Part III: Get your Message Across
    • 11:20 11:30
      Break 10m
    • 11:30 12:10
      Day One: Part IV: Figures, scientific rigour and data presentation
    • 12:10 12:30
      Day One: Part V: Q & A
      • 12:10
        Break 10m
  • Tuesday, 18 October
    • 09:00 10:02
      Day Two: 1 on 1

      Discuss your abstract or cover letter with the instructor

    • 10:02 10:12
      Break 10m
    • 10:12 11:14
      Day Two: 1 on 1

      Discuss your abstract or cover letter with the instructor

    • 11:14 11:24
      Break 10m
    • 11:24 12:26
      Day Two: 1 on 1

      Discuss your abstract or cover letter with the instructor

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