Please note this event has already taken place

N8 AgriFood Doctoral Seminar – Scientific Publishing

Durham University

N8 AgriFood Doctoral Seminar – Scientific Publishing Thursday 11th April 2019 at Durham University

This event is part of a unique series of informal, interdisciplinary workshops across the N8 universities (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York) for PhD students from both the natural and social sciences. Join us in Durham for the fourth in the series and; network with your peers across the N8 universities, develop your skills in scientific writing, learn more about the peer review process and the roles of editors and referees, discuss and pose your questions to scientific editors, reflect on publishing ethics and learn about the path into a career in scientific publishing.


We will have a series of talks, a workshop, a panel discussion and networking opportunities.

12.00-1.00- Arrival & Lunch

1.00-1.45- Scientific publishing: tips on writing scientific papers

1.45-2.30- Scientific publishing: how to act as an Editor or Referee

2.30-3.15- Publishing ethics workshop

3.15-3.40- Refreshments

3.40-4.20- Panel discussion with editors from scientific journals

4.20-4.50- Careers in Scientific Publishing

4.50-5.00- Wrap up & final remarks

5.00-6.30- Drinks reception

Speakers include:

Prof Alistair Hetherington: Editor in Chief- New Phytologist

Prof Keith Lindsey: Editor of New Phytologist and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the New Phytologist Trust

Dr Rita Gemayel: Assistant Scientific Editor – Cell Reports



For more information please contact N8 Agrifood Knowledge Exchange Fellow Dr Flora Hetherington (